He actually attempts to come across as genuine here as he skewers Tina Brown and Newsweek for their recent cover of Michele Bachmann:
Listen, I tend to enjoy Stewart’s bits and I’ve defended him, somewhat, before… but I’m wondering if this bit here wasn’t simply Stewart attempting to placate conservatives… somewhat… I mean the opening wasn’t exactly flattering now was it?
Looking for your feedback. Was Stewart really giving Newsweek some shrift here or was he just throwing you and me a bone?
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