The Daily Show has yet more fun at the expense of CNN for its coverage of the Boston bombings, showing how they seemed to have thrown editorial judgment out the window in their effort to portray a sense of immediacy and urgency, even when they had no idea what was going on and were simply making wild guesses based on the flimsiest of evidence.
When you watch this segment, you begin to realize why Americans have become so fearful that they are willing to let the government shred their civil liberties. The atmosphere that is generated by such coverage is that there is dangerous stuff going on everywhere all the time and that we are all just one second away from being the victim of some awful event.
(This clip was aired on April 22, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)