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12/11/2013 09:30 am ET | Updated Dec 11, 2013

Jon Stewart Cannot Understand The Media's Freakout Over Obama's Castro Handshake

You know it's a slow news week when a significant portion of Tuesday's news coverage centered around President Obama's handshake with Cuban president Raul Castro.

Jon Stewart could barely wrap his head around the media's subsequent fascination with said handshake, as he outlined on last night's "Daily Show."

"Barack Obama [was] at a funeral celebrating Nelson Mandela, a man whose legacy is that he forgave and embraced his foes and tormentors, and thus inspired his country to a national and democratic rebirth," Stewart said. "Attending that, Obama had the audacity to greet another world leader with a gesture so meaningless you can train a basset hound to do it."

He continued: "What the f*ck is wrong with us?"

Plus, some of Stewart's critics, like Sen. John McCain, have not exactly been without sin when it comes to shaking hands with our past and future enemies.

Check out the clip above for Stewart's full missive.

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