Meh Culpa: Time Magazine

  • Aired:  11/11/13
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Time magazine doubles down on its implicit link between Chris Christie and the largest land mammal in existence. (2:43)

LISTEN!

I'LL SAY THIS FOR "60 MINUTES--"AS HALF-ASSED AS IT WAS, AT

LEAST THEY ADMITTED THEY WEREWRONG AND APOLOGIZED.

IT'S MORE THAN I CAN SAY FORANOTHER JOURNALISTIC ICON.

>> "TIME" MAGAZINE RELEASES ITSLATEST ISSUE THAT

HAS CHRIS CHRISTIE ON THE COVER.

THE HEADLINE IS "THE ELEPHANT INTHE ROOM."

>> Jon: OH, I GET IT!

BECAUSE HE'S LARGE!

HE'S A LARGE MAN!

HA-HA!

THAT MUST HAVE GIVEN YOURREADERS A GOOD LAUGH, WHETHER

THEY ENCOUNTERED YOUR MAGAZINEWHILE WAITING TO SEE A

GASTROENTEROLOGIST OR USINGTHEIR GRANDPARENTS' BATHROOM.

I GUESS WE SHOULD GIVE "TIME"MAGAZINE CREDIT FOR TONING DOWN

THE ORIGINAL COVER VERSION.

THAT'S NOT EVEN A PLAY ON WORDS,NOTHING EVEN CLEVER ABOUT IT.

WHY THE FAT JOKE TIME?

>> "THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM."

DOES THIS MAKE FUN OF A SERIOUSISSUE?

>> NOT IN OUR MINDS AT ALL.

WE REALLY-- IT'S A-- IT'S AFIGURE OF SPEECH, AND THAT'S

REALLY HOW WE MEAN IT TO BEINTERPRETED.

>> Jon: I MEAN, IT'S JUST AFIGURE OF SPEECH.

ALL WE DID WAS BLOW UP A GIANTPICTURE OF CHRIS CHRISTIE'S HEAD

IN PROFILE, LIPS AGAPE ASIF BEGGING TO BE HOT DOGGED...

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

AND WE JUXTAPOSED THAT WITH THEIDEA OF THE LARGEST LAND MAMMAL

IN EXISTENCE.

IF YOU INTERPRET THAT AS A FATIF YOU INTERPRETED THAT AS A FAT

JOKE, WELL THAT IS ON YOU.

( LAUGHTER )SO THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH

CHRISTIE'S SIZE?

>> HE'S A BIG GUY, AND IT'SNOT JUST ABOUT HIS PHYSICAL

SIZE.

IT'S ABOUT HIS WHOLE POLITICALACT.

>> HE'S, OBVIOUSLY, A BIG GUY.

HE'S, OBVIOUSLY, A BIGREPUBLICAN, BUT HE'S ALSO DONE A

REALLY HUGE THING HERE THISWEEK.

>>YOU'RE STILL ZINGING THEGUY!

THAT'S NOT AN APOLOGY.

YOU'RE DOUBLING DOWN ON HIM.

HE'S A GIGANTIC FIGURE-- HISINFLUENCE IS COMICALLY OVER-- HE

IS-- HE IS MORBIDLY IMPORTANT.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SAYING.

>> TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME,"TIME" MAGAZINE.

THE COVER OF "DAILY SHOW"MAGAZINE THIS WEEK IS A FIGURE

OFSPEECH ABOUT HOW "TIME"

PROCESSES INFORMATION, DIGESTSIT, AND THEN LEAVES ITS INSIGHTS

TO ITS READERS TO PICK THROUGH.

( LAUGHTER )IT'S A FIGURE OF SPEECH!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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