Jon Stewart opened Thursday's "Daily Show" by calling out CNN for their exhaustive coverage of Triumph, the Carnival cruise ship that was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for six days.

Despite other perhaps more significant stories occurring simultaneously, CNN, which recently came under the leadership of Jeff Zucker, devoted their entire morning and afternoon broadcast on Thursday to following the story of the ship that had lost power and forced its passengers into disgusting conditions, such as defecating into bags.

"CNN has been on the case, for some reason giving this boat crisis wall-to-shit-covered-wall coverage," Stewart opined, before rolling a clip of a CNN anchor showing a young girl on the ship waving to her mother via the TV cameras.

"You're not heroes, guys," Stewart said, referring to CNN. "It's not a hostage situation or a baby in a well. You reconnected them? They weren't supposed to see each other. They were on a cruise for a few days."

Stewart lamented that the CNN coverage was at the expense of notably more important stories, such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Cairo.

Check out the clip above, and then click over to watch the "Daily Show" staff perform the Harlem Shake during the Moment of Zen.

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  • In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 11, 2013, a small boat belonging to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula since a fire erupted in the aft engine room early Sunday, knocking out the ship's propulsion system. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard- Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell)

  • In a Feb. 12, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol, left, tow and steer the 893-foot Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The ship is enroute to Mobile, Ala., after an engine room fire on Sunday, Feb. 10 left the ship powerless. Carnival Cruise Lines on Wednesday canceled voyages through April on the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems .The ship has more than 4,000 people on board, some of whom have told relatives conditions on board the ship are dismal, and they have limited access to food and bathrooms. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Ensign Chris Shivock)

  • Terry Thornton, senior VP of Carnival Cruise Lines addresses the media outside the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile, Ala. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. After days stranded in the Gulf of Mexico in conditions some have described as dismal, most passengers aboard the disabled Carnival Triumph can look forward to a two-hour bus ride Thursday after they reach dry land. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

  • Rusty and Beth Adkins of Noblesville, Ind., await the arrival of their 18-year-old daughter Brianna aboard the disabled Carnival Triumph in Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The teenager went on a cruise with four aunts and cousins. Rusty Adkins is holding his 1-year-old son Brocktyn Adkins. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

  • Gerry Cahill

    In this photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, addresses media representatives during a news conference regarding the cruise ship Carnival Triumph Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the company's headquarters in Miami. After a Sunday, Feb. 10, engine room fire that left the ship Triumph without propulsion in the Gulf of Mexico, the ship is being towed to Mobile, Ala., and is expected to arrive there Thursday, Feb. 14. There are no reported injuries. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)

  • In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb. 11, 2013, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 11, 2013. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula since a fire erupted in the aft engine room early Sunday, knocking out the ship's propulsion system. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard- Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell)

  • CARNIVAL TRIUMPH

    File - This July 27, 1999 handout file photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines shows the MS Carnival Triumph departing New York harbor, on her inaugural voyage. Carnival Cruise Lines said Sunday an engine room fire had disabled the cruise ship Triumph about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula with 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members on board. The U.S. Coast Guard says tug boats are scheduled to reach Triumph about noon Monday. The cruise ship with 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members will be towed to Progreso, Mexico. (AP Photo/Carnival Lines, Andy Newman, File)

  • Gerry Cahill, Lynn Torrent, Terry Thornton

    In this photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, left, walks to a podium to address media representatives during a news conference regarding the cruise ship Carnival Triumph Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the company's headquarters in Miami. Also participating are other executive team members including Lynn Torrent, center, and Terry Thornton, right, After a Sunday, Feb. 10, engine room fire that left the Triumph without propulsion in the Gulf of Mexico, the ship is being towed to Mobile, Ala., and is expected to arrive there Thursday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)

  • Gerry Cahill, Lynn Torrent, Terry Thornton

    In this photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, center, addresses media representatives during a news conference regarding the cruise ship Carnival Triumph Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the company's headquarters in Miami. Also participating are other executive team members including Lynn Torrent, left, and Terry Thornton, right, After a Sunday, Feb. 10, engine room fire that left the Triumph without propulsion in the Gulf of Mexico, the ship is being towed to Mobile, Ala., and is expected to arrive there Thursday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)

  • Gerry Cahill

    In this photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines, addresses media representatives during a news conference regarding the cruise ship Carnival Triumph Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the company's headquarters in Miami. After a Sunday, Feb. 10, engine room fire that left the Triumph without propulsion in the Gulf of Mexico, the ship is being towed to Mobile, Ala., and is expected to arrive there Thursday, Feb. 14. There are no reported injuries. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)