Jon Stewart debuted a new segment on “The Daily Show” Monday: “What story does a guy have to blow to get in trouble at ABC?”
Stewart was referring to Brian Ross, ABC News’s chief investigative correspondent, who, after Friday’s movie theater massacre, nonchalantly reported that a Jim Holmes in Aurora, Colo., is a member of the tea party.
“Obviously the correct response to that statement is, ‘Brian, I thought you said you had something significant,’” Stewart said. “Not, ‘Hey George, let me interrupt ya. I put the name James Holmes into my search engine and hit the ‘I’m feeling lazy’ button.”
Ross and ABC later apologized for the erroneous report.
“This dude isn’t even grounded?” Stewart asked. “Doesn’t get detention? You’re ABC, sentence him to ‘Wipeout.’ And that concludes our segment: ‘Can a brother get a suspension up in this bitch?’”
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|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
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