On Monday, as you may already know, Hillary Clinton stopped at a Chipotle in Ohio for lunch. You would know that because it was treated as hot political news, Jon Stewart sighed on Tuesday's Daily Show. "Apparently all the networks got in on the snacktion," he said. "MSNBC delved into just how eating food proved Clinton was a mammal, whereas Fox proved she was a monster." If this wasn't cable news' finest hour, the networks weren't alone.
Look, there was an "important Latino political story" on Monday, Stewart said, "but it's not the one that happened at Chipotle." He was referring to Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) campaign launch, which was treated as an afterthought on TV. "Oh, bad luck!" Stewart said. "How could Rubio have known that on the same day he was launching his candidacy, Hillary Clinton would eat lunch?" Stewart is probably speaking for a lot of people in his closer: "It's going to be a long f--ing election." Not that Stewart will be on TV to cover the bulk of it. —Peter Weber
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