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Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin Emails: Media ‘Took a Massive Dump’ (Video)

“Daily Show” host compares coverage of the non-event to sifting through sewage

Last Friday's release of more than 20,000 pages of emails from Sarah Palin's reign as Alaska governor yielded a heap of nothing — other than easy fodder for Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show," that is.

The "Daily Show" host giddily took it to media outlets that sent news teams up to Juneau in a futile quest to unearth juicy "nuggets" found deep within the email dump.

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"For some reason, the media went to DEFCON 1 for the release of the non-Pentagon Papers," he quipped.

"What if they're all Twitter d*** pictures?" he asked, in response to a salacious CNN poll asking viewers to weigh in about what might be in the files.

Ah, the Sarah Palin e-mail release frenzy — destined to become the dictionary definition of a slow news day.