Tom Brokaw, Don Rickles, and a soul singer weigh in on Weinergate
Friends don't let friends obfuscate about their junk.
On Thursday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart pulled out every stop to illustrate his ambivalence about Wienergate.
His issues: Rep. Anthony Weiner is a longtime friend, and Stewart doesn't think the story is as important as Mitt Romney's presidential announcement.
But he's also a comedian, and it's been hard for him to stomach Wiener's confusing statements about the image sent out on Twitter last week.
Among Wiener's baffling statements: He doesn't know if the crotch in question is his.
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"I'm not a big-city detective, but why don't you just check inside your pants?" Stewart asked. "Seriously, an investigation? Your penis didn't rob the Bellagio."
Stewart's soul-searching included visits from an angelic Tom Brokaw, a devilish Don Rickles, and a golden-throated soul singer who urged: "You gotta come cleaner, Wiener."
Added Stewart: "If this really is a case of an Internet prank with a private photo getting blown out of scale… and you want to put this to rest, I'm asking you against my better interest as a comedian just tell the truth."
The singer drove it all home: "Whip out the truth."