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  • Aired:  11/08/10
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Westerners make a mistake by accepting the first figure for President Obama's trip to India that they hear. (5:24)

POORLY.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, WHILE WE WERE ALL FOCUSED

ON THE IN FIGHTING AT MSNBC AND

STEPHEN COLBERT I WONDER WHAT IS

GOING ON ON THAT NETWORK THAT

DOESN'T SUSPEND OR FIRE

CANDIDATES THEY HIRE THE

CANDIDATES THUS CUTTING OUT THE

MIDDLE MAN.

WHAT SON THEIR MINDS.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF FOCUS ON THE

PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO INDIA.

>> IT'S GOING COST ABOUT $200

MILLION A DAY FOR THIS ENTOURAGE

TO GO.

>> $200 MILLION A DAY, 3,000

PEOPLE?

>> AS MUCH AS A BILLION DOLLARS

FOR THE TRIP.

>> HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.

>> IT'S SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE.

>> IT'S UP TO $2 BILLION FOR TEN

DAYS SOX THAT TRUE?

>> Jon: WHY KNOW.

HOW MANY SHIPS SNL 34 WARSHIPS

POSSIBLY.

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW.

JUST SAYING.

THAT WAS TELEVISION'S GLENN BECK

ACTING, AS ALWAYS, AS FOX NEWS'

FORCE OF REASON.

LET'S CONSULT SOMEONE WHOSE

GRASP OF THESE EVER INCREASING

FIGURES COMES WITH NO

EQUIVOCATION OR UNCERTAINTY.

SOMEONE LIKE RADIO'S GLENN BECK

THREE HOURS EARLIER.

>> HE IS TRAVELING WITH 34 WAR

SHIPS AN ENTOURAGE OF 3,000

PEOPLE, $2 BILLION, 34 WARSHIPS,

$2 BILLION TO GO OVER TO SEE THE

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BECAUSE OF

PRESIDENT HE WANTS TO EXPERIENCE

IT.

>> Jon: THANK GOD TV'S GLENN

BECK DOESN'T LISTEN TO RADIO'S

GLENN BECK.

DOES ANYTHING ASK WHERE THE

NUMBERS COME FROM?

>> A PRESIDENT, 40 PLANES, 600

CARS INCLUDING THE BARACK MOW --

MOBILE, THE BEAST, THE ENTIRE

TAJ MAHAL AN ENTOURAGE OF 3,000

PEOPLE, THREE CHOPPERS, A TOTAL

OF COST $200 MILLION A DAY.

>> Jon: TWO THINGS.

ONE THE TAJ MAHAL ISN'T A HOTEL.

[LAUGHTER]

AND TWO: 40 PLANES BUT ONLY 30

DOGS THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

SENSE.

WHO IS GOING TO FLY THE OTHER

TEN PLANES?

[IMITATING SCOOBY DOO] I DON'T

KNOW.

IT'S A CONTPAOUGZ STORY.

IF YOU WANT TO DEBUNK THE

FIGURES WOULD YOU HAVE TO CALL

SOMEONE WITH AN NEWS LINE.

>> THIS TRIP DOESN'T COST $200

MILLION A DAY.

>> THAT'S JUST COME CALL.

>> JUST TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE

IT COSTS ABOUT $190 MILLION A

DAY TO EXECUTE THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN.

>> THE $200 MILLION A DAY FIGURE

WHERE DID THAT COMB FROM?

IT WAS A INN A QUOTE BY AN

ALLEGED INDIAN OFFICIAL.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD FOX IS

OUTSOURCING.

WE GO TO AASIF MANDVI LIVE IN

INDIA.

THESE REPORTS THAT THE

PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO INDIA IS

COSTING $200 MILLION A DAY IT

CAN BE TRACED BACK TO AN INDIAN

NEWS STORY CITING AN AMMON US IN

SOURCE.

>> KIT BE CHALKED UP TO A SIMPLE

CULTURAL MISUNDERSTANDING.

>> Jon: WHAT YOU ARE THINKING

IS SOMEONE CONFUSED 200 MILLION

RUPEEES WITH DOLLARS BECAUSE

THAT'S ABOUT 4.5 MILLION.

>> THE ORIGINAL STORY CLEARLY

STATES $200 MILLION THE MISTAKE

WAS FOR WESTERNERS TO SCEP THE

FIRST -- ACCEPT THE FIRST NUMBER

THEY HEARD.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: I DON'T -- I DON'T

FOLLOW.

>> THIS IS INDIA, JON.

OVER HERE THE REPORTER OPENS

WITH A WILDLY INFLATED NUMBER,

RIGHT?

THEN THE HAGGLING BEGINS.

THE NEWS CONSUMER SAYS $200

MILLION A DAY, DO I LOOK LIKE I

FELL OFF THE MANGO TRUCK.

I'LL GIVE YOU $5 MILLION A DAY.

THE REPORTER SAYS $5 MILLION A

DAY THIS IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, THE HEAD SALAMI.

NO, NO, NO $175 MILLION IS THE

LOWEST THEY'LL GO.

>> Jon: I'M FAMILIAR WITH

HAGGLING AND THE CONCEPT BUT

THESE ARE NEWS FACTS.

I'M SURE THE INDIAN NEWS SERVICE

DOES NOT PUT FACTS UP FOR

BARTER?

>> I'M SEEING THAT YOU ARE A

SHREWD NEWS CONSUMER.

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> VERY GOOD AND YOU ARE MY

FRIEND, SIR.

THE TRUTH IS IT'S NOT

INTERNATIONAL STORIES.

DOMESTIC STORIES IS WHAT THEY

DO.

THIS WAS A DOMESTIC STORY WHICH

IS WHY THEY USED HAGGLING.

I GET IT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

SOMETHING FROM A CORRESPONDENT

THAT I DON'T HAVE.

ALL RIGHT.

GO FIND THAT.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

I'M GOING TO GO.

I'M WALKING OUT.

THIS IS IT, OKAY.

>> Jon: THANK YOU AASIF.

>> OKAY, FINE, LOOK.

I'M SURE I'M GOING TO GET FIND

FOR THIS.

IT'S LOCAL STORIES.

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?

YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE.

WE ONLY DO IT FOR LOCAL STORIES.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ISRAELIS, I

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