Jon Stewart hailed Martha Raddatz an angel sent from heaven on Monday night.
Raddatz drew accolades for moderating the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on Thursday. After replaying clips of her tough questioning, Stewart exclaimed, "I don't know what it was, but the lost language of journalism being spoken on modern television!"
"Watching her moderate that debate with, oh my God, editorial authority!" he continued, "Especially after the previous debate where Jim Lehrer felt his job was simply to establish there were two people on stage."
Stewart noted that other journalists on CNN and MSNBC only had praise for Raddatz as well. "Really made us look like sh-t," he said, speaking from their perspective. That's because, Stewart said, everyone else on cable news was busy with a segment called "Rote Partisans Killing Time With Tweets And Other Gimmicky Crap."