Jon Stewart TORCHES the Media on CNN for Hyping Stories to Stir Up Conflict: ‘Who Gives a Sh*t’ About a Gender Neutral Toy Store Law?

Jon Stewart delivered a scathing critique of the media on CNN Sunday.

Appearing with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union, the Apple TV host accused the fourth estate of overhyping stories in order to stir up conflict. Specifically, the comic cited a recent headline from Politico at the height of the turmoil in Afghanistan.

“It said ‘Why Afghanistan may not matter in the midterms,’” Stewart said. “And then the subject was, ‘and why it might.’”

Tapper laughed, as Stewart pressed on to make his larger point.

“But that’s our journalism, right, man?” Stewart said. “How many times have you seen stories about the battle over masks, that’s the Karen yelling in the store, and the people throwing them out and
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