'The Daily Show' Visits New York Times, BuzzFeed To Learn Why Media's Ignoring Wall Street Scandal

12/05/2013 08:56 am ET | Updated Dec 05, 2013

Wednesday's "Daily Show" spent most of its airtime examining malfeasance on Wall Street -- and, as usual, did a better job giving airtime to an important scandal than much of the mainstream media.

Jon Stewart brought out a story broken by Bloomberg Business Week, in which the private equity firm Blackstone bought a credit default swap that would allow them to collect money from a Spanish gambling company called Codere if Codere missed a loan payment. Then, Blackstone paid Codere $100 million to pay that loan late, allowing them to collect the money trigged by the credit event they had just bought.

"The Daily Show" couldn't believe that such a shady dealing was not only legal, but received virtually no attention from the media. So they sent Samantha Bee to investigate.

Watch as she visits The New York Times, BuzzFeed and NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan to hear why the story wouldn't work for those respective news outlets. With no other options, she's eventually forced to broadcast the story the only way we know how to get attention in the 21st century: Using kittens and Miley Cyrus.

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