Jon Stewart thought Sarah Palin was “quite good” and “likeable” on the Today Show, but that didn’t stop him from skewering her entire appearance.
Ahead of co-hosting the Today Show, the former Alaska governor boasted that she would be “infiltrating” the NBC morning program. “Going rouge,” you might say.
“Ooh, infiltrating the Today Show, Stewart mocked. “You’re cynically exploiting a manufactured notion of yourself as a crusader against a monolithic, exclusionary activist liberal media, whilst actually enjoying a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with them, only to the detriment of the rest of the country. Seriously, it’s the Today Show! You really believe co-hosting the Today Show is entering the lions den?”
Tell us how you really feel, Jon… Then came another telling moment, where Palin chimed in on a question about problems at Oprah’s television network. Palin’s answer? Hire a few more patriots who understand the Constitution.
“The simplicity and prejudice of your worldview, that the patriotism and goodness of something is in direct proportion only to the amount of conservatism in said thing … and that equation so rules your life that you offered that advice spontaneously to the question of, ‘How do you think Oprah’s doing?’”
“It must be exhausting to live like that,” Stewart said.
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