It was a race among cable news organizations Thursday to be the first to announce the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care law.
But CNN and Fox News got a little ahead of themselves, reporting that the court had found the law's individual mandate unconstitutional when in fact it upheld the legislation.
The flub was no doubt embarrassing for both organizations, but one gleeful observer of all the counter-factual carnage was Jon Stewart.
"The Daily Show" host kicked off Thursday's show by joyfully skewering the over-eager cable news channels.
"It was a moment of great drama and, like many of our greatest dramas, a work of complete fiction,” Stewart joked.
He noted that Fox News was quick to correct its error, but CNN, Stewart said, "...went seven full minutes of unconstitutional mandate hyperventilation."
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