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Jon Stewart Takes Down Congressman Who Threatened NY 1 Reporter

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Jon Stewart wants Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) to know that you never mess with a NY 1 reporter.

"The Daily Show" host discussed the incident that occurred Tuesday after President Obama's State of the Union address, when the Staten Island congressman verbally and physically threatened NY 1 reporter Michael Scotto while on camera, saying that he would "throw you off this f---ing balcony" and "break you in half."

Stewart said that the hardest part of this story isn't that Grimm is an elected official but that he threatened no one other than a NY 1 reporter.

"We're coming after you," he said to Grimm. "Because if it wasn't for the greatness of New York 1, we could have canceled our Time Warner subscriptions a long time ago."

Stewart then praised the beloved news channel that he said is the "pulse of our city" and the channel that his "cable box reboots to" automatically.

"New York 1 is always there for us," he went on. "It gives us weather on the ones-- the ones! Not the twos, because the twos is for suckers!"

Watch the video for the full clip.

(h/t: New York Magazine)

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