Jon Stewart berated himself on "The Daily Show" for his interview with Paula Broadwell, the biographer and mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, the Los Angeles Times reports. Video of the interview gained widespread attention after Petraeus suddenly resigned as CIA director over his extramarital affair with Broadwell.
“I’m the worst journalist in the world. For God’s sake the title of her book was ‘All In,’" Stewart said on his Comedy Central show. As previously reported, Stewart interviewed Broadwell earlier this year as part of her book tour for "All In," her biography of Petraeus.
Stewart had no idea anything was going on, the Times says.
"The whole time I was just thinking how defined her arms were and trying to think of another version one of my classic I’m-an-asthmatic-old-Jew joke,” Stewart said on his show after the scandal broke.
"Viewed with the benefit of hindsight, Broadwell’s gushing interview is full of innuendo: She praises the retired general’s energy, talks about his speedy recovery after a pelvis injury and even suggests that he can ‘turn water into bottled water,’" the Times notes.
Here’s a clip of Stewart’s reaction to the scandal: