On Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart destroyed Reagan-worshiping wannabe journalist Peggy Noonan for her hyperbolic criticism of President Obama over the alleged IRS scandal. Noonan parroted over-the-top Right Wing talking points on a recent Meet the Press appearance, claiming that the IRS’s supposed targeting of Tea Party groups is something so bad she’s never seen it in her lifetime. Stewart responded,
Now think hard Peggy Noonan–never in your lifetime have you seen a scandal this bad? What if a president secretly sold weapons to Iran in return for American hostages and then used the proceeds to illegally fund a bunch of coked-out jungle rapists in Nicaragua? Ring a bell? Here’s a hint: You worked in his White House as a high-profile speech writer.
Noonan bizarrely alleged that Ronald Reagan’s involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair was simply “bad luck.” To this Stewart quipped, “Reagan was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Specifically, the White House during his own administration.”
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