CNN knew it had journalistic egg on its face after announcing an arrest in the Boston bombing case earlier this week–and then later dancing back the claim.
The network’s brass couldn’t predict Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart would use one of the most upsetting horror films in recent memory as a metaphor for their factual faux pas.
“It’s like a news story as imagined by M. Night Shyamalan,” Stewart cracked, the first of two devastating movie references featured in the segment.
The news network spent much of the day touting its own exclusives before having to correct their own mistakes in an oh, so public fashion, he says.
“They have figured out a way to shit in their own mouths. CNN has become … ‘The Human Centipede’ of news,” he says.