Stewart Disses CNN, Cooper Jabs MSNBC

By Brian 

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart had an interesting exchange with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night. The Huffington Post has the full transcript, including this excerpt:

 STEWART: At CNN is there weirdness? You’ve shot up through the ranks there. Like, when you throw to Paula Zahn do you ever hear under her breath be like, [‘BEEP?’] Like, is there anything like — is there any of that? Is there weirdness there?

COOPER: No, I mean actually people are really — CNN is a nice place to work. There’s a real sense of mission and a sense of, you know, people being interested in the news.

STEWART: When’s it gonna show on air?

COOPER: CNN?

STEWART: Yeah. That sense of mission.

“How do you mean?,” Cooper asked. After a couple pauses for audience reaction, Stewart said “the network seems to not know what — do they wanna be –” and Cooper interjected: “Are you talking about MSNBC or CNN?” (Ha ha.) Stewart said this applied to both: “Let’s copy Fox in terms of their like kind of nice graphics and loud swoosh noises, and also car chases.” Here’s the rest…

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