‘Daily Show’ Moves Up Iran Report

Jun 17, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Fake news collides with real news.

Comedy Central announced today that “The Daily Show” will tonight begin running a series of reports from Iran filed by senior investigative foreign correspondent Jason Jones. The series, re-titled “Jason Jones in Iran: Behind the Veil” (from “Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil”), was moved up from its original start date next Monday due to the continued protests in the wake of the contested presidential election in Iran last Friday.

Jones and his producer, Tim Greenberg, went to the Islamic nation “in search of any human decency among this nation of terrorists,” according to the network.

Daily Show viewers got a taste of Jones’ Iranian escapades when he did a standup at a campaign rally for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, translating what the controversial Holocaust denier said as, “Yes, he still hates the Jews.”

–Hillary Atkin

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