Wit Happens

  • Aired:  10/31/13
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The media uses Jon's lampooning of the Affordable Care Act as evidence of the law's impotence. (5:51)

>> Stewart: WE ARE BACK.

SO AS WE HAVE BEEN HEARING,PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE

PLAN ROLLOUT IS CALLED THE WORSTROLLOUT SINCE CRYSTAL METH PEPSI

AND MADE THE PRESIDENT SOMEFIERCE ADVERSARIES.

>> IF YOU LOST JON STEWART YOUARE IN DEEP TROUBLE.

>> IF YOU LOST JON STEWART YOUHAVE PROBLEMS.

>> EVEN JON STEWART TAKING SHOTSAT OBAMACARE, WHAT IMPACT DOES

THAT HAVE ON THE WHOLE PUBLICDIALOGUE?

>> Stewart: WHAT IMPACT DOESME HAVE ON THE PUBLIC DIALOGUE?

WELL, IT INTRODUCES TO THEHEALTHCARE DEBATE THE TERM

(BLEEP) PUNT.

I DON'T THINK IT HAS BEEN USEDPRIOR.

AND IT IS NOW, ACCORDING TO THEAFFORDABLE CARE ACT COVERED.

BUT I GUESS IT IS VERYSIGNIFICANT THAT EVEN JON

STEWART, EVEN JON STEWART HASTURNED AGAINST IT.

I CAN'T RECALL EVEN JONSTEWART EVER DOING THAT BEFORE.

>> "THE DAILY SHOW" HOST JONSTEWART JOKED THAT THE

WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS HAVE BEENREADING THEIR E-MAILS.

IF HE LOST JON STEWART, I AMJUST SAYING --

>> EVEN JON STEWART HAS BEENHAMMERING AT THIS.

>> EVEN JON STEWART WASTURNING ON THE

PRESIDENT SAYING HE LEARNSEVERYTHING FROM THE NEWS.

>> EVEN JON STEWART POKED FUN ATPRESIDENT OBAMA FOR THE POOR

DEBATE PERFORMANCE.

>> EVEN THE COMICS LAMPOONED THEPRESIDENT'S VARIOUS STATEMENTS

ABOUT A PUBLIC PLAN.

>> I WAS WONDERING WHAT IS GOINGTO HAPPEN ON "THE DAILY SHOW"

WHEN BARACK OBAMA WHEN THEDEMOCRATIC HOUSE AND DEMOCRATIC

SENATE AND I HAVE TOGIVE HIM CREDIT HE IS GOING

AFTER HIM.

>> Stewart: WHO IS THAT YOUNGWHIPPERSNAPPER MOCKING THE

PRESIDENT?

>> LOOK MAKING FUN OF SOMETHINGIS NOTHING NEW FOR US. SO DON'T

ACT LIKE US MAKING JOKESABOUT A CERTAIN PROGRAM OR

PRESIDENT ISEVIDENCE THAT POLITICIAN OR

ISSUE HAS REACHED SOME KIND OFTIPPING POINT FOR ACTION.

ALTHOUGH THAT APPARENTLY ISEXACTLY THE CASE THAT THEY ARE

MAKING.

>> SHOULD SEBELIUS STEP DOWN ORBE FIRED.

>> I CALLED FOR HER RESIGNATION,I THINK WHEN JON STEWART AND

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ARE MAKINGFUN OF THE JOB THAT YOU ARE

DOING AND THE WEB SITE, WHATTHAT SPEAKS TO IS THE FACT THAT

YOUNG AMERICANS ARE LAUGHING ATTHE SECRETARY AND THE WEB SITE.

>> Stewart: IF THATCAUSES THINGS TO END WHY WAS THE

NETWORK YOU WERE ON STILL ON THEAIR?

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>> Stewart: THE SENATOR FROM

WYOMING BELIEVES THAT WHEN YOUNGAMERICANS

LAUGH AT A FEDERAL OFFICIAL ITIS TIME FOR THAT FEDERAL

OFFICIAL TO STEP DOWN.

YOU NEVER MENTIONED THAT TO THISGUY, DID YOU?

>> HOW DID HE SURVIVE OURVICIOUS POKING OF FUN.

AND I SEEM TO REMEMBER THERE WASANOTHER FELLOW WITH THAT

PRESIDENT.

DICK CHENEY SHOT A GUY IN THEFACE TODAY.

>> Stewart: TWO GLORIOUS DAYSOF CHENEY SHOT AN OLD MAN IN THE

FACE JOKES, DID HE LEAVE? NO! WE DO A RUNNING SEGMENT CALLED

YOU DON'T KNOW DICK, DID HELEAVE? WHAT DID IT ACCOMPLISH?

DICK.

IT IS AN ARMS RACE.

>> Stewart: STILL ONTELEVISION.

ARBY'S.

>> ARBY'S.

STILL MAKING SANDWICHES.

FILLED WITH, FILLED WITH SLICEDSOMETHING.

>> Stewart: WHAT? WHAT WAS --WHAT WAS THAT? WHAT? WHAT IS

THAT BEAUTIFUL SOUND COMINGFROM? IT CAN'T BE, IT CAN'T BE

POSSIBLE!

>> OUR FRIENDS, ARE OUR FRIENDSBACK? OH, MY GOD, PEOPLE!

>> THEY ARE BACK! OH! PEOPLE,I AM HERE TO SAY.

THAT THE JOKES WE DO ON THISPROGRAM SEEM TO HAVE

ACCOMPLISHED VERY LITTLE.

>> THEY DON'T DO (BLEEP).

>> Stewart: THEY DO PROVIDE PERHAPS A LITTLE CATHARSIS OR

PERSPECTIVE.

>> ON A GOOD DAY.

>> Stewart: MAYBE ON A GOODDAY, BUT MOST OF THE STUFF WE

COMPLAIN ABOUT NEVERCHANGES.

AND TALKING ABOUT -- ♪ EARLYONSET OSTEOPEROSIS.

>> Stewart: I HAVE FINE BONEDENSITY.

THE POINT IS, DON'T USE OURJOKES AS EVIDENCE THAT THE THING

YOU HATE MUST BE STOPPED.

BECAUSE I AM SURE WHEN WE JOKEABOUT (BLEEP) YOU LIKE, YOU WILL

BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO IGNORE IT.

WE ADD INSULT, NOT INJURY.

>> YOU ARE JUST WEAK.

DULLING THE POPULIST ANGER THATCOULD REALLY CHANGE THE SYSTEM.

>> Stewart: SOMEBODY HAS BEENREADING SALON.COM.

>> THERE IS ONE OTHER THING.

>> Stewart: WHAT'S THAT?

>> THAT THING WE ALWAYS SAY.

>> Stewart: OH, I FORGOT ABOUTIT.

ONE, TWO, ONE, TWO, THREE.

(BLEEP)!

>> Stewart: (BLEEP)! (BLEEP)! (BLEEP)! (BLEEP)!

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