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Jon Stewart Trashes ‘Hypocrite’ Harry Reid over Attacks Against Koch Brothers

Jon Stewart mockingly praised Harry Reid‘s brave crusade against the Koch brothers Tuesday night before calling him out as a rank hypocrite for not similarly condemning Sheldon Adelson, whose money just happens to benefit Reid politically.

Stewart ridiculed Reid’s articulate way of describing climate change as “the stuff up there,” before expressing mock shock that this “crusader for good, money-free politics” is no more than a hypocrite who only thinks money in politics is corrupt when the people involved aren’t politically connected to them.

Jason Jones came on to explain why Reid, however, is not a hypocrite: “corruption is a billionaire who spends money on shit that you like!”

JJ- no, because Adelson helps Reid politically, it’s only corrupt if Harry Reid doesn’t benefit from it, “corruption is a billionaire who spends money on shit that you like!” And the U.S. totally isn’t an oligarchy, because “an oligarchy is a country run by billionaires who aren’t American!”

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