Jon Stewart’s 11 Most Epic CNN Rants

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On Monday, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show took on CNN for their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing. It was pretty epic:

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But that’s not Stewart’s first on-air rant about CNN. He’s got a history as a watchdog for the network. These 11 CNN-related rants were just as good:

11. July 26, 2011: The Time Don Lemon Stopped Caring About CNN

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“That may be the nicest way I’ve ever heard anyone say, ‘Who writes this shit?’”

10. April 4, 2013: The Time CNN Broadened The News

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“No, no, no how else could you explain the sequester than standing on the Holodeck of the Enterprise surrounded by goats?”

9. Feb. 28, 2011: The Time CNN Got Social Media Happy

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“You’re not even news anchors anymore. You’re just news VJs.”

8. Oct. 4, 2010: The Time Rick Sanchez Got Fired

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“It’s a chance for all of us to get in touch with, not our dirtier, but our better Sanchezes.”

7. Jan. 10, 2012: The Time CNN Just Started Waking People Up At 5 A.M.

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“The idea is to prank call some person you actually know? What could possibly go wrong?”

6. Mar. 26, 2007: The Time Rick Sanchez Literally Jumped Off A Boat

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“I’m talking about Rick Sanchez on CNN, the self-appointed news guinea pig, who has police-chased, tasered and submerged himself in a car, and of course, into our hearts.”

5. Aug. 5, 2010: The Time CNN Went To A Gay Bar To Cover Prop 8

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“Was that an interview, or was that a gay speed date gone horribly wrong?”

4. July 22, 2009: The Time CNN Took On The President’s Birth Certificate

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“Do you even watch CNN? It’s your own fucking network!”

3. June 28, 2012: The Time CNN Botched the Health Care Ruling

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“Yes, a work of great drama! And like many of our greatest dramas: A work of complete fiction.”

2. Oct. 12, 2009: The Time CNN Left It There

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“You have 24 hours in a day! How much more time do you need!”

1. And the one that started it all… October 15, 2004: The time Jon Stewart took on CNN while on CNN’s “Crossfire.”

“I made a special effort to come on the show today, because I have privately, amongst my friends and also in occasional newspapers and television shows, mentioned this show as being bad…. It’s not so much that it’s bad, as it’s hurting America.”

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