We were all waiting for it, and last night we finally got it: The Daily Show covered the Clinton baby. Jon Stewart tore apart the media conversation surrounding the story, emphasizing just how ridiculous it is to be asking whether a grandchild impacts Hillary's 2016 campaign.
The hubbub after Chelsea Clinton's announcement came swiftly: "Darrell Issa has already subpoenaed the baby to testify about Benghazi," Stewart quipped. And as always, the media wasted no time working up every possible 2016 implication of this pregnancy: "News media set the 2016 speculatron to baby." There were even puns about "bumps" in Hillary's road to the White House. Yes, it truly is the worst the media has to offer.
It's also, you know, extremely sexist. "No silly Billy, of course it's not sexist," Stewart said. "Even though it's a question that has never ever been posed to a male candidate."
Never? Stewart explains: "For god's sake, Mitt Romney has a litter of grandchildren. If I'm not mistaken, Mitt Romney has like a grandchild petting zoo, the guy added three grandchildren while he was campaigning, he is the only candidate in history whose electoral college total is less than the number of chairs he has to put out at Thanksgiving."