On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart reported on the rash of ass-kissing emails sent to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford by media outlets. Who knew Walter Cronkite would be rolling in his grave so soon after entering it?
After the jump, coverage of the story continues and Jon takes Brian Williams to task.
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In honor of The Television & Radio Correspondents Appreciate Fortnight, we present to you fourteen of our favorite Daily Show interviews with media personalities…
14. Rachel Maddow
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There's a lot more to Inauguration Weekend than waiting for hours in tunnels and getting turned away at Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony. Some people also build time into their schedules for lobbyist-funded celebrity jizz-fests!
We were lucky enough to partake in both over the past few days. And as much as we know you'd like photos of us in a cold, damp tunnel, we're just going to skip ahead to the celebrity pics, courtesy of the GE/NBC Universal bash at the National Women's Museum and the Illinois State Society Gala at the Renaissance Hotel.
Here's NBC News's Tom Brokaw, clearly a little star-struck to be with such prominent bloggers. He regaled us with delightful conversation for at least 3 seconds before wandering off for more sushi.
Here's ESPN star and Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon, genuinely pleased to meet a fellow Northwestern alum. Nice guy, and, hey… his home state needs a new governor!
Here's hard-hitting journalist David Gregory, hit hard by one too many Mai Tais.
Celebrity Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco with an excited constituent. Newsom asked us to tell you that he has a Facebook page, and you should add him as a friend because maybe, just maybe, he's definitely running for Governor.
Al Roker was available for small talk about — can you believe it? — the weather, but all Brian Williams wanted to discuss was the Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet.
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Brian Williams just got back from New Orleans and tells Jon about the city that needs to be better protected.
Since Jon got up in his grill last time, Williams won't answer any questions involving the fights at MSNBC, his third nipple, and what the people of New Orleans think of Sarah Palin. That said, how do you think New Orleans residents feel about McCain's running mate?
Tags: Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Sarah Palin, The Daily Show
Brian Williams Wonders How Obama Will Explain Being Born in One Place and Growing Up in a Different Place, Instead of Doing Both of Those Things in the Same Place
Before I throw you over to Michael and Dennis' live blog so I can go home to my beautiful, tough-as-nails wife and baby girl who's too young to understand why her daddy has to blog all day in an air conditioned office by the river just to keep food on the table, I leave you with Brian Williams, calling Obama's life story "bizarre."
Presumably, he was referring to Obama's teenage experimentation with powdered woodpecker and his 6-year stint as President of Sleeves.
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