Comedy Central’s Fake News ‘The Daily Show’ Makes Real News With Interview

Will The Daily Show With Jon Stewart have a harder time getting those amusing what-were-they-thinking interviews going forward after one such interview cost a guy his job this week, causing an eruption of headlines and reports across the TV-news landscape? In what may be a Daily Show first, North Carolina county precinct GOP chair, and GOP executive committee member, Don Yelton had to resign after giving an interview in a little segment called, “Aasif Mandvi investigates non-racist fallout from the Supreme Court’s destruction of the Voting Rights Act.” Mandvi sat down with Yelton on Wednesday night to discuss efforts to pass new voter-identification requirements into his state — a requirement that many critics argue will subdue voter turnout in the state. “The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt,” Yelton said. “If it hurts a bunch of college kids too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of whites, so be it….If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.” (Watch the interview below.) (more…)

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