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The satirists weigh in on the whistleblowing story

As could have been easily predicted, both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had bits on the Snowden affair and they promise more in the days to come. This was Jon Oliver’s first day as fill-in anchor for Jon Stewart for the summer and he did a pretty good job handling a big story. As he said in a different clip, the revelations of the NSA monitoring all electronic and phone communications would be making the Amish feel pretty smug right now, if only they had any idea what was going on.

(These clips aired on June 10, 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.)

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