Jon Stewart on NBC News’ Big G.E. Problem


Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart reminds his audience, “These are very tough times for journalists,” (got that right) by showing a shocking video of NBC’s Richard Engel narrowly escaping an incoming mortar shell in Libya. It’s not only tough reporting from the field, Stewart explains, but it’s also just downright awkward working for NBC News when parent company General Electric seems to have its hands in a lot of controversial news.