Mitt Romney's House

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Joe Scarborough takes issue with elitist implications in a New York Times spread providing construction details of Mitt Romney's La Jolla home. (2:50)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW,

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD ONE FOR YOU TONIGHT.

MIRE GUEST TONIGHT, EDWARD CONARD, HE ARGUES IN HIS NEW BOOK THAT INCOME EQUALITY

MAY NOT BE SUCH A TERRIBLE THING.

THE RICH COULD PAY FEWER TAXESMENT I'M SURE OUR CONVERSATION WILL BE BRIEF.

BUT LET'S BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A MORNING, SPECIFICALLY MORNING JOE WHOSE HOST, ONE

JOSEPH P MORNING WAS A BIT UP SET ABOUT AN ARTICLE HE HAD SEEN IN TODAY'S "NEW

YORK TIMES" HOME SECTION TELLING THE CONSTRUCTION AT MITT ROMNEY'S LA JOLLA HOME

AND WHAT MR. MORNING FELT WAS AN UNFAIR ATTEMPT TO SMEAR MR. ROMNEY AS RICH, AN

ELITIST, OUT OF TOUCH.

>> DID "THE NEW YORK TIMES" EVER DISPATCH REPORTERS TO JOHN KERRY'S HOMESMENT

BECAUSE JOHN KERRY IS WORTH A LOT MORE MONEY, OBVIOUSLY,

THAN MITT ROMNEY.

>> IF YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE OUT THERE CAN SHOW ME THIS TYPE OF SPREAD FROM

FOUR-- FROM EIGHT YEARS AGO ON JOHN KERRY AND HIS MASSIVE ACCUMULATIONS, AND ON TERESA HEINZ KERRY.

>> Jon: WOW.

WELL, I GUESS IF "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DID DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT WOULD TOTALLY

TAKE THE WIND OUT OF THIS MAN'S COMPLAINT.

IS THERE A WAY TO FIND OUT.

IT'S A LIVE TELEVISION SHOW.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING-- WHAT'S THAT BE,

WILLIE GEIST, THE GUY NEXT TO MR. SCARBOROUGH AND HAS ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.

>> I HAVE PIECE FOR YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> FROM OCTOBER 10th, 2004,

IN "THE NEW YORK TIMES" THAT TALKS ABOUT HOW THE PERCEPTION OF JOHN KERRY'S

ELITISM, THE COUPLE HAVE AN 18 CENTURY TOWN HOUSE, A KITCHEN TWO STORIES HIGH, AN

88 ACRE PITTSBURGH AREA ESTATE, PRIVATE GULF STREAM JET N WINTER HE GOES HELICOPTER SKIING WHILE

STAYING AT HIS WIFE'S IDAHO RETREAT, A 15th CENTURY FARMHOUSE TRANSPORTED FROM

ENGLAND AND REASSEMBLED ON THE BANKS OF THE BIG WOOD RIVER.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: HE ALSO HAD 15th CENTURY SERF CLONED AND REANIMATED BY SCIENTISTSMENT

BUT SO WHAT, SO THE LATTE LEFTIST OF THE TIMES ONCE BURIED A KERRY ELITISM STORY

ON PAGE-- A1 OF THE POPULAR SUNDAY EDITION JUST FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE NATIONAL ELECTION.

HOW DOES THAT MATCH UP TO THE ROMNEY STORY IN "THE NEW YORK TIMES" FAMED HOME SECTION?

KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS "THE NEW YORK TIMES" HAS A HOME SECTION?

(LAUGHTER) BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT.

WAS'S THE POINT AGAIN?

>> ITS PROPORTIONALITY.

IT'S ALL ABOUT PROPORTIONALITY.

IF IT WERE "THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER", AND THEY WERE DOING THIS TO BOTH

CANDIDATES I WOULDN'T SAY A WORD.

I WOULD SAY YOU KNOW WHAT,

FAIR GAME.

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