After his downright stately
segment with President Obama, perhaps Jon Stewart felt the need to
infuse a touch more sophomoric humor into Thursday night's episode.
Whatever the motivation, the Daily Show host--using his trademark
spliced-clip formula--tackled the negative ad season with relatively
little sermonizing. Aside, of course, from putting the campaign in
context: "It's not just about selecting the candidate who may or may not
best represent your political values, it's about choosing between
hard-line, Marxist state tyranny and autocratic Taliban religious
crazies. Those are your only two choices."
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