During a "Daily Show" segment entitled "P-mail," Stewart pounded the media for providing "full team coverage of the arbitrary release date of Sarah Palin's non-urgent e-mails"--and for feeding the former vice presidential candidate's sense of self-importance.
"Where would Palin get this notion that we're hanging on every word she's said or written?" Stewart asked, before playing a video montage of media outlets bracing for the release of a trove of 24,000 pages of emails she wrote as Alaskan governor. "Oh right. She got that idea because we are.""For some reason, the media went DEFCON 1," Stewart said, rolling clips of news outlets disappointed by the apparent absence of any smoking-gun revelations in the massive email dump.
In one segment, a CNN correspondent in Alaska describes an email from someone complaining, "Palin was spotted with Trig in a car not wearing an approved car seat."
"That story better end with Palin getting out of the car and beating the woman with a tire iron," Stewart said. "Why are you wasting our time?"
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