Hard-Hitting News on "Hard Choices"

  • Aired:  06/18/14
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CNN and Fox News manage to land exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton on the same day, an accomplishment apparently warranting its own extensive coverage. (8:26)

>> Jon: HEY! WELCOME TO "THEDAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

GOOD SHOW TONIGHT.

FROM THE MOVIE "THINK LIKE A MANTOO," "THINK LIKE A MAN TOO,"

THE GREAT, THE HILARIOUS KEVINHART IS GONNA BE JOINING US A

LITTLE BIT LATER.

BUT OUR TOP STORY, WE HAVE A BIGSTORY, THERE IS BIG NEWS OUT OF

LIBYA.

>> THE U.S. HAS CAPTURED THESUSPECTED RINGLEADER OF THE

ATTACK IN BENGHAZI,LIBYA.

>> DELTA FORCE COMMANDOS WITHDRONES OVERHEAD GRABBED

ABU KHATTALA, WHISKINGHIM OFF TO A NAVY WARSHIP.

>> U.S. INTELLIGENCE TRACKED HIMTO SMALL SEASIDE VILLA SOUTH

OF BENGHAZI AND QUICKLY CAPTUREDKHATTALA WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

>> Jon: NO SHOTS, NO WOUNDS,NO ERRORS.

THE COMMANDOS EVEN SPRUCED UPTHE VILLA A LITTLE BIT FOR THE

NEXT AIR B&B GUESTS, WHICH ITHOUGHT WAS VERY NICE.

GREAT NEWS ALL AROUND,WELL-PLANNED OPERATION, EXECUTED

FLAWLESSLY, TERRORISTS CAPTUREDWITH NO CASUALTIES.

CANNOT FIND A SINGLE THINGWRONG, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY I

DON'T WORK AT FOX.

>> WHAT TOOK THE OBAMAADMINISTRATION SO LONG TO

CAPTURE ABU KHATTALA?

>> 641 DAYS AFTER THE PRESIDENTVOWED TO BRING THE KILLERS TO

JUSTICE.

>> Jon: OH FOR GOD'S SAKE, OBAMAGOT THE GUY THAT YOU HAD BEEN

COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT HE HADN'TGOTTEN YET. IT'S YOUR

WHITE WHALE. WHY ARE YOU BEINGSUCH MOBY DICKS ABOUT THIS.

OH, MELVILLE, WHY DID YOU NAMEYOUR SYMBOL OF EVIL IN A MODERN

WORLD AFTER A SYNONYM FOR APENIS?

HOW EASY DO YOU THINK IT SHOULDHAVE BEEN FOR US TO GET HIM?

>> KHATTALA HAD BEEN LIVING INPLAIN SIGHT.

>> HE ALWAYS MET WITHJOURNALISTS IN PUBLIC AND

FAVORED SIPPING LATTES AT ALOCAL HOTEL IN BENGHAZI.

>> SITTING OUTSIDE OF A LUXURYHOTEL, SIPPING A STRAWBERRY

FRAPPE. >> HE WAS SIPPING MANGO JUICE.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: HOW DOES THIS GUY HAVE

TIME TO PLAN ATTACKS WITH ALLTHE URINATING HE MUST BE DOING?

"MY FRIENDS, WE WILL COME INFROM THE NORTH. OUR GLORIOUS

FORCES WILL -- CAN YOU EXCUSE MEFOR JUST ONE MOMENT?

I HAVE TO USE THE LITTLETERRORIST'S ROOM."

I GUESS WE COULD HAVE CAPTUREDHIM SOONER.

ALL RIGHT, FOX, DO YOU HAVE ANYSTUPIDER COMPLAINTS?

MAYBE DELIVERED WITH A WEIRDSENSE OF SUPERIORITY AND SECRET

KNOWLEDGE?

>> NOW, ISN'T THAT CURIOUSTIMING, THE SAME DAY THAT

HILLARY CLINTON IS SHOWING UP ONFOX NEWS, THEY ARE ABLE TO

ANNOUNCE WE GOT THE BAD GUY.

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH, NO, THEWORLD REVOLVES AROUND FOX.

NORMALLY TO FIND THAT LEVEL OFSOPHISTICATED UNDERSTANDING OF

CAUSALITY, YOU WOULD HAVE TOTALK TO A TWO-YEAR-OLD.

>> I PICKED UP A BALL AND ITSTARTED TO RAIN.

[LAUGHTER]I CONTROL THE SKY.

[LAUGHTER]BUT YOU CAN'T BLAME FOX FOR

HAVING HILLARY ON THE BRAIN.

THEY PLANNED THEIR ENTIRE DAYAROUND HER.

>> A MUST-SEE INTERVIEW LATERTONIGHT HERE ON THE FOX NEWS

CHANNEL WITH HILLARY CLINTON.

>> DO NOT FORGET, TOMORROWHILLARY CLINTON WILL BE HERE.

>> HARD-HITTING, STRAIGHTFORWARDINTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON.

>> AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

>> A FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE.

>> Jon: A FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVEYOU WILL NOT SEE HILLARY CLINTON

ANYWHERE ELSE.

>> THE CNN TOWN HALL EXCLUSIVE.

HILLARY CLINTON'S HARD CHOICES.

>> BIG QUESTIONS ASKED INTONIGHT'S CNN TOWN HALL.

>> WE ARE LESS THAN THREE HOURSAWAY...

>> FROM AN EXCLUSIVE TOWN HALL.

>> AN EXCLUSIVE TOWN HALL.

>> THE ONLY NETWORK TELEVISEDTOWN HALL MEETING.

>> Jon: WOW, IMAGINE THAT, TWONEWS NETWORKS EXPRESSLY

PROMOTING EXCLUSIVES WITHHILLARY CLINTON ON THE

SAME DAY. IT'S LIKE WORDS HAVENO MEANING ANYMORE.

[LAUGHTER]BUT GOOD GET.

THEY SHOULD PROUD OF THEMSELVESFOR SECURING AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW FROM THESALLINGER-LIKE RECLUSE

HILLARY CLINTON, A WOMANWHOSE SECRETIVE NATION-WIDE BOOK

TOUR HAD RESTRICTED HER ACCESSTO NBC, CBS, ABC TWICE

AND THE ARLINGTON VIRGINIACOSTCO.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]BY THE WAY, FOR $12, AS YOU CAN

SEE THERE AT THE COSTCO, FORJUST $12, YOU GET 400 COPIES OF

HER BOOK AND HER.

BUT ALL RIGHT.

FOX'S EXCLUSIVE SHOWS THEMENAGE A TROI FORMAT KNOWN ON

CERTAIN WEB SITES AS TWOANCHORS, ONE CLINTON.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE WAS THISWAS GOING TO BE HARDER TO WATCH.

>> WE'RE PLEASED TO WELCOME TOOUR SET, FORMER SECRETARY OF

STATE HILLARY CLINTON.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEINGHERE, MADAM SECRETARY.

>> THANK YOU BOTH.

>> SECRETARY CLINTON, THANKYOU. I READ THE BOOK.

OF COURSE, I TRAVELED ON MANY OFTHESE TRIPS,

SO A FUN READ.

THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO BE FAIR ANDBALANCED TO GRETA HERE.

>> THAT IS VERY FAIR.

I LIKE THAT.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: WHAT'S WITH ALL THE

HA, HA, HA AND FUNREAD. GUYS, THIS IS THE WOMAN

WHO SNUCK INTO THE EMBASSY INBENGHAZI

TO PERSONALLY STRANGLEFOUR AMERICANS AND A BALD EAGLE.

BIG LETDOWN, FOX.

BIG!

WELL, LET'S HOPE CNNDOESN'T MAKE THE SAME

MISTAKE BY OVER-HYPINGTHEIR EXCLUSIVE.

>> WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU ALITTLE LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AS

WE GET READY FOR THIS EVENT.

>> WE'RE PUTTING FINISHINGTOUCHES HERE ON THE SET.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR WILL BESITTING RIGHT HERE.

HILLARY CLINTON, SHE WILL BESITTING RIGHT HERE.

THIS IS THE HOT SEAT.

>> Jon: HONEY, GET IN HERE.

HONEY!

HONEY, GET IN HERE, THEY'REINTRODUCING THE CHAIRS.

HONEY!

YOU'RE GONNA MISS IT.

HURRY UP.

THEY'RE INTRODUCING... YOU SAIDYOU WERE GOING TO TAPE IT?

WELL, I'M SURE THE INTERVIEWLIVED UP TO THE HYPE AND WAS NOT

IN ANY WAY A ONE-HOURINFOMERCIAL FOR WHATEVER IT IS

HER BOOK IS CALLED.

>> SHOULD THE UNITED STATES DOMILITARY GO IN WITH IRAN,

THAT'S A HARD CHOICE, BUT SHOULDTHEY DO THAT?

>> IT'S A VERY HARD CHOICE.

I WRITE A WHOLE CHAPTER ABOUTSYRIA IN MY BOOK "HARD CHOICES."

THESE ARE DIFFICULT, HARDCHOICES.

WE MAKE HARD CHOICES.

HARD CHOICES, HARD CHOICES.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: ALL I CAN SAY IS IT'S

A GOOD THING SHE DIDN'T NAME HERBOOK "ULTIMATE [BLEEPED] STORM."

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]I'M SORRY.

YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, CHRISTIANE,THIS IS HOW WE

FOUND OURSELVES IN AN ULTIMATE[BLEEPED] STORM.

SO FOX AND CNN BOTH HADEXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH

HILLARY CLINTON ON THE SAMENIGHT, YET JUST AN HOUR APART

FROM EACH OTHER.

I WONDER HOW THE INTERVIEWSWENT.

>> CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR DID ANEXCELLENT JOB MODERATING THE

TOWN HALL MEETING.

>> BRET BAIER ASKED HER A LOT OFTHE QUESTIONS THAT MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE ASKED HER.

IT WAS A FANTASTIC INTERVIEW.

>> A VERY SUCCESSFUL, VERYINTERESTING.

>> CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR IS ONE OFTHE BEST.

>> BRET BAIER DID REALLY GOODJOB.

>> REALY A FASCINATING HOUR-LONGTOWN MEETING.

>> GREAT TO WATCH.>> EXCELLENT TOWN HALL MEETING.

>> TERRIFIC WORK. >> GREAT JOB.

>> OUTSTANDING JOB.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, BOTHINTERVIEWS REALLY WERE THE

ULTIMATE [BLEEPED].

BACK TO YOU, BRET.

OF COURSE, CNN WASN'T SATISFIEDWITH THEIR EXCLUSIVE

HILLARY CLINTON TOWN HALL.

THEY HELD AN EXCLUSIVE AFTERTOWN HALL, RETROSPECTIVE

TRIBUTE TO THEIR PREVIOUS TOWNHALL.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK? DID SHE DOA GOOD JOB OR DIDN'T SHE DO A

GOOD JOB. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

GOOD JOB?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]I THINK THEY THINK SHE DID A

PRETTY GOOD JOB. THE ANCHOROF "THE LEAD" JAKE TAPPER'S

GOT SOME THOUGHTS ONWHAT WE JUST HEARD.

NICE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR JAKE.

>> CHRISTIANE DID A FANTASTICJOB.

WE SHOULD GIVE APPLAUSE TOCHRISTIANE.

>> LET'S GIVE A BIG ROUNDOF APPLAUSE FOR OUR MODERATOR

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR. SHE'S HEREWITH US AS WELL.

YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB,CHRISTIANE.

GIVE ME A KISS.

BEAUTIFUL JOB.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: SORRY, I SWEAR TO GOD,

YOU KNOW WHAT, CNN,FROM NOW ON I'M JUST GOING

TO CALL YOUR NETWORKRON JEREMY BECAUSE YOU'RE

THE ONLY NEWS NETWORK THAT CANBLOW ITSELF.

BUT NO, YOU'RE RIGHT, YOU DIDA GOOD JOB. YOU DID A GOOD JOB.

IN FACT, WE HERE AT "THEDAILY SHOW," YOU DID SUCH

A GOOD JOB, WE ALL CHIPPEDIN AND GOT YOU SOMETHING

AS A REWARD. IT'S, OHHATE TO EVEN DO IT,

IT'S THE MISSING PLANE FROMMALAYSIA. HERE IT IS.

IT'S FOR YOU. I KNOW YOUGUYS REALLY WANTED ONE.

YOU'VE BEEN DROPPING HINTS.

HAPPY EXCLUSIVE.

OH, NO, I BROKE IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT, LET'S HEAR IT FORTHAT JOKE, EVERYBODY?

AM I RIGHT? GREAT WORK FOR THATJOKE.

HOW ABOUT A ROUND OF APPLAUSEFOR THE PROP GUYS.

DON'T FORGET ME, A ROUND OFAPPLAUSE FOR THE BEST JOKE.

HEY, WHO [BLEEPED].

SON OF A BITCH.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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