If you missed The Daily Show on Monday, the segment below featuring a John Stewart opening monologue from last night’s episode is worth the watch. Fans of the show wouldn’t doubt that Stewart rants often. He undoubtedly does. Nonetheless, The Daily Show host was especially up in arms regarding Newt Gingrich’s appearance in South Carolina for a GOP debate last Thursday.
Republican Presidential hopeful Gingrich lashed out at CNN moderator John King when King opened the debate by asking Gingrich about his second wife’s accusations that he wanted an open marriage. Obviously a sensitive subject for Gingrich and his alleged history with infidelity and abandoning sick wives, he turned the question around on King, stating that asking a Presidential candidate such questions during a debate was, “as close to despicable as anything [he] can imagine.”
Commence an enraged John Stewart. As Huffington Post pointed out today, Stewart was nearing hysterics about Gingrich’s remarks to King, and even continued on regarding King’s decision to not call Gingrich out for turning the valid question around on him. ”All [King] has to do is point out the hypocrisy of a family values crusader who presided over Congress at the time of the Republicans’ ‘Clinton penis scavenger hunt’ suddenly finding that kind of questioning of a Presidential candidate unseemly! Point out that [Gingrich] insists that gay people would sully the sanctity of marriage — whilst being a career marriage sully-er!” The Huffingon Post has more details; be sure to check it out along with the clips of Stewart’s opening and Gingrich’s argument with John King below.