Jon Stewart: In Praise of Joe Biden and Martha Raddatz (Video)

Wonders what happened to "crazy uncle Joe Biden"

Last Updated: October 16, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

"The Daily Show" covered last week's vice presidential debate a little late, but a longer perspective didn't leave Jon Stewart any less impressed with Joe Biden and moderator Martha Raddatz.

"Who are you and what have you done with crazy Joe Biden?" Stewart asked, praising the vice president for fact-checking opponent Paul Ryan "in real time." Stewart also explained Monday that he was jumping on the debate now because his show doesn't tape on Fridays.

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But Stewart's appreciation for Biden was nothing compared to his praise of Raddatz, who continually pressed the candidates for numbers and specifics during Thursday's faceoff. As heavenly light appeared around a photo of the ABC News foreign correspondent, Stewart cried out as if he had witnesssed a miracle:

"I don't know what it was but it was amazing! The lost language of journalism being spoken on television!"

Watch Stewart on Biden…

…and Raddatz: