Jon Stewart did something fairly rare on Wednesday night: He tore into The New York Times. Stewart took issue with the Times’ article about Marco Rubio’s finances.
As he correctly pointed out, the article—which showed that Rubio had four traffic tickets (gasp!) and owned an expensive boat—was more gossip than news. “How is this front page news?” Stewart asked. “I can’t think of a single person who would be bothered by this.”
When the Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg defended the piece by claiming “This is kind of the game, right?” Stewart went off. “Yeah sure, it’s a game, it’s a f*cking game,” said Stewart. “What’s The New York Times gonna do, exercise editorial control?”