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On Wednesday night's show, Jon Stewart blasted the White House press corps for their silly line of questioning that repeated GOP talking points, while ignoring legitimate issues.

ED HENRY, FOX NEWS (3/6/2012): Your critics will say on Capitol Hill, you want gas prices to go higher because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels.  How do you respond to that?
I'll tell you he's going to respond, I think he's going to tap his strategic derision reserves.
BARACK OBAMA (3/6/2012): Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States, going into a re-election, wants gas prices to go up higher?  Is that....  Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?
(wild audience applause)

I'll tell you what, Ed, I'll answer your question as soon as I inflate this.

That may not have seemed the most presidential tone, but understand the derision is based on the type of questions that are coming at him.

NORAH O'DONNELL (3/6/2012): He [Mitt Romney] also said that you are America's most "feckless" President since Carter.  What would you like to say to Mr. Romney?
"Ah, I'd tell him to go feck himself.  That's what I'd tell him."  (wild audience applause)

As usual, the White House press corps was practicing what can only be called instigative journalism.  It's like investigative journalism, only instead of investigating, they instigate.  They prod the person at the podium with someone else's trash talk to see if they can gin up a fight.  It's like the fortune cookie game, but instead of adding "in bed" to the end of every one of their questions, you just have to add, "You gonna take that shit?"

Videos below the fold.

Jon also covered the Super Tuesday results, or lack thereof, in ending the GOP nomination race.
Meanwhile, after sharing some Higgs Boson humor, Stephen was fearing the Super Tuesday results as the time he'd have to start accepting Mitt Romney as the nominee, so he staged his own cyber GOP convention where he could get his freak on with Patricia Heaton.
He then looked at the Iranian threat of... hipsters??
Stephen talked with actor Willem Dafoe, while Jon talked with Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, which went long.  Here's the full unedited interview in two parts.
Part 1
Part 2

Originally posted to BruinKid on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 08:45 AM PST.

Also republished by Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group.

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