Last night (Wed. 9.27) I happened to have the TV on CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric while I made dinner. I hardly ever watch real news anymore, now that I am a Fake News junkie, so I was surprised to hear that THE LEAD STORY on the NATIONAL EVENING news was something that was covered (and of course, made fun of) on The Daily Show the night before! HA!
On Tuesday 9.26, Jon Stewart welcomed Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan (no less) and they talked about his new book and about Pakistan's politics, etc. Musharraf mentioned that after 9/11/2001, Colin Powell called him and told him, basically, "You are either with us or against us," and after weighing his options, Musharraf figured it would be best for the Pakistani people in the long run to cooperate with the US invading Afghanistan. The next night (9.27), Katie Couric was sounding all sober and serious about how Colin Powell and Richard Armitage THREATENED and COERCED Pakistan into cooperating with the invasion--not exactly what Musharraf said. But I just thought it was cool that the evening news was YESTERDAY's NEWS for us fake news junkies!
Here's MSNBC's commentary on my fake news boyfriend, Jon Stewart.