Daily Show's Jason Jones brings more fake news to the Middle East
by Annie Wu, posted Jun 18th 2009 2:02PM
Stephen Colbert may have made big news recently when he took his show on the road for a second time and performed for the troops in Iraq, but don't forget the other guy bringing fake news to the Middle East! Daily Show has been airing correspondent Jason Jones's reports from Iran, which were taped over the past month or so. Check out how many pockets are on that vest. He clearly means journalistic business.
This is the first super-far-away correspondent report since Rob Riggle did his coverage for the Beijing Olympics, which were -- holy wow -- almost a year ago. Only two of Jones's reports have aired so far and they were extra-short, with one of them being just half of a conversation shouted from the back of a moving vehicle. Hopefully, we'll get to see some more in-depth material soon, especially now that the controversial results of Iran's election are getting more and more attention.
Jones should probably get home soon, though, because it looks like his wife, Samantha Bee, has been having a little too much fun in Long Island.
(Sorry, Hulu is US only, but Comedy Central also has clips. We still love you, really.)