Daily Show Discovers India’s Media Might Be Worse than Ours

The Daily Show went back to India tonight to look at just how screwed up its media is, and came away with the uncomfortable conclusion that while India’s cable news still has a way to go, their print media is miles worse than ours. Jon Stewart prefaced the bit by roasting Republicans a bit for there somehow being a difference between the outlandish rhetoric of the establishment Republicans and the equally outlandish rhetoric of tea party Republicans. So… no real difference then.

But then correspondent Jason Jones reported from India, and spoke with one network’s “biggest news douche.” And he quickly learned that India’s cable news actually envies U.S. news’ election graphics and attractive women and want them on their own cable news programs.

But the print media was the real shocker, where Jones literally paid a journalist to write a completely false story on him that ended up on page two of the paper. Wow.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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