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01/15/2013 09:19 am ET

Jon Stewart Smacks Paul Krugman Over Trillion Dollar Coin: It's 'A Stupid F*cking Idea' (VIDEO)

As we've seen in the past, Jon Stewart doesn't suffer blogs criticizing his show lightly, not even when they're written by one of the nation's leading economists.

After a "Daily Show" segment last week where Stewart characterized the trillion dollar coin idea as an attempt to "just make shit up", economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman responded with a critical blog post entitled "Lazy Jon Stewart". Among other things, he accused Stewart and his show of a "lack of professionalism", and in a follow-up interview on ABC news, he went on to say Stewart was "ruining his brand" by not taking the trillion dollar coin seriously.

On Monday's show, Stewart took a few minutes to address Krugman's criticism, and he did so in a typically cheeky yet scathing fashion. Watch the clip above, then take our poll.

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