CNN’s Chris Cuomo Knocks Jon Stewart: He’s A ‘Court Jester’ Who Doesn’t Hold People Accountable (Video)

cuomo-stewart

During a segment about Jimmy Fallon, CNN’s Chris Cuomo went after Jon Stewart, saying he was all laughs and no accountability

CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo took a shot at “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, saying he only kidded around with guests during interviews and didn’t hold people’s feet to the fire.

“…The court jester himself, Jon Stewart,” said Cuomo. “When he gets a heavy in the chair next to him, he’s making jokes or nodding yes, yes, yes!

Cuomo was discussing Jimmy Fallon‘s style as an interviewer with Wall Street Journal editor Christopher John Farley and was curious who wouldn’t suck up to interview subjects.

Also read: George Zimmerman Tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo He Was A Victim During Intense Interview (Video)

“To get a good interview, you’ve got to push,” explained Wall Street Journal editor Christopher John Farley.

“Who pushes in late night television?” Cuomo pressed.

Farley suggested Letterman because he “just doesn’t care anymore.”

“Even like the court jester himself, Jon Stewart, when he gets a heavy in the chair next to him, he’s making jokes or nodding yes! yes! yes! I don’t know that the bar will be that high for Jimmy Fallon to be the accountability guy.”

Watch Cuomo’s dis of Jon Stewart below, h/t HuffPost: