Matt Lauer and crew at NBC’s “Today Show” thought they were pulling a fast one when Sarah Palin co-hosted the show the same day that Katie Couric debuted on rival “Good Morning America.” “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart didn’t find it amusing.
“Seriously, seriously…It’s the Today Show,” Stewart bellowed in a hilarious send up of the notion. Clearly the Today show was running scared and has no shame.
Stewart was railing against the fact that Lauer, and Ann Curry where playing footsie with someone who believes the liberal media is the sworn enemy.
“We did read a tweet your sent out that said ‘I’m gonna go rogue and infiltrate some turf.’ What exactly does that mean,” said Lauer.
“What do you think it means,” Palin replied.
But Stewart knew perfectly well what it meant.
“I think it means you’re cynically exploiting a manufactured notion of yourself as a crusader against a monolithic exclusionary activist liberal media, whilst actually enjoying a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with them… only to the detriment of the rest of the country,” he said in rapid fire.
Palin certainly didn’t do any heavy lifting on the show. She did a few riffs on her campaign foibles, like her inability to name a newspaper she reads, and her habit of writing notes to herself on her hand.
There there was a hard-hitting segment on party planning, a visit with pop group Wilson Phillips and some more couch banter with Matt and Ann.
Despite the fluff, she got in her obligatory dig at President Obama’s failed “socialist policies.” And whom do those policies benefit? Maybe those…on Wall Street,” she said.
“Wait, that doesn’t make any sense,” the comedian said. But that’s not all; watch Stewart deliver the upshot below. John Oliver also hits the streets outside of “30 Rock” to reap reaction to her “infiltration” of enemy territory.