The criticism of CNN‘s coverage of the Iran election debacle is really heating up. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart really took a few huge swings at CNN for their recent coverage lapses.
Most notably, Stewart pointed out that, since the media has been all but locked out of covering the election in Iran, most reporters have to rely on updates from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
This has resulted in CNN posting a label on the screen that reads “Unverified Material” when citing a report that has come in via a social networking site.
Given the frequency with which CNN has been using this label lately, Stewart jokes:
“Just send me a sticker and I’ll just put it on my f**king television!”
Ironically, on Monday CNN’s Rick Sanchez responded to criticism from social media sites that CNN failed to adequately cover the Iranian election. The video now tops YouTube’s mysterious “most popular” list.
You can view both videos below, so that you can “compare and contrast” for yourself…
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|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Irandecision 2009 – CNN’s Unverified Material|