With both Barack Obama and Congress out of Washington, the media has honed in on the still-developing race for the Republican presidential nomination and Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," does not think much of the coverage — no surprise there.
The worst of the most recent offenses in Stewart's mind is how Ed Schultz tried to label Texas governor Rick Perry a racist. Schultz, who hosts MSNBC's "The Ed Show," edited a clip earlier this week to make it seem like Perry was referring to President Obama when he talked about a "black cloud" hanging over the country.
In fact, Perry was talking about the deficit. Schultz later apologized, but Stewart did not seem to think this was sufficient. Instead he trotted out correspondents Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver to determine the real bigot — Schultz himself.
If Schultz is guilty of bigotry, then the rest of the media is suffering from even worse attention deficit order than it usually does.
"As you may recall, Sunday belonged to the fiery congresswoman Michele Bachmann," Stewart said. By Monday and Tuesday, the focus was Perry. By Wednesday, the possiblity that Congressman Paul Ryan might enter the field.
Stewart then compared the media to a young child asking for new toys. "I just got you a Rick Perr, and you already broke a Michele Bachmann, and before I get you anything else…wher the f*** is your Ron Paul?"
Here's the clip: