The revelations from the Snowden documents have been coming out slowly and as an analyst said on NPR, this is having a far greater impact than if they had been dumped all at once. Observers have noticed that the releases tend to coincide with important events where the people and agenda affected by the release are in the news.
The Daily Show comments on the awkward timing of the revelations from the Snowden documents that seem to surface just around the time when they cause the most damage. It is clear that this is not an accident and that this is a deliberate strategy to maximize the impact.
(This clip aired on October 24, 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.)