Just as Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart took swipes at Brian Williams on Monday for exaggerating an experience aboard a military helicopter while reporting on the Iraq War, the “Nightly Show” host took his own.
“It’s a simple mistake. As a fellow purveyor of fake news, part of me sympathizes with Brian Williams,” Wilmore said. “Look, I understand how stories get blurred over the years — especially in tense situations. Once I reported that I cold-cocked George Foreman in his grill. Turns out, I just put cold cuts on a George Foreman Grill.”
And like Stewart — who used the controversy surrounding Williams to remind viewers that every major media outlet misled the American public in the buildup to the Iraq War over a decade ago — Wilmore focused on the bigger picture.
“We as Americans are about as unclear about the current state of our role in the Middle East as I am about the current state of Bruce Jenner’s penis,” Wilmore joked. “I think it’s still there, I’m just not sure.”
Watch the video to find out how confusing the media makes any and every conflict in the Middle East.