03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stewart Blasts Media Coverage Of Debates, "Gloves Off" Politics, And The "Race Card"

Last night on "A Daily Show," Jon Stewart took the media to task for over-hyping "gloves off" politics. In particular, he blasted his one of his favorite targets, Chris Matthews (about 1:30 in), for dramatizing Tuesday night's debate with phrases like "let's talk fight talk" and "will there be an upper cut?" But, as he shows, CNN, Fox, and about a year's worth of commentators have been using the "gloves off" terminology to describe the Clinton-Obama race:

Of course, "gloves off" isn't the only media trope Stewart blasted last night. He also lambasted the media's reliance on the "race card" storyline playing out in the Democratic primary: