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Jon Stewart Pokes Fun at Minneapolis Station for Pointergate

Last night, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP found itself the target of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Stewart lampooned the station’s story about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flashing gang signs with a convicted criminal, who just happened to be volunteering to get out the vote in a local neighborhood.

Stewart played a clip from Melissa Harris-Perry‘s MSNBC show pointing out that the gang-sign story probably started when Hodges wrote an open letter about Minneapolis police, saying “…some officers abuse the trust that is afforded to them, and take advantage of their roles to do harm rather than prevent it.” Jay Kolls, the story’s reporter, said it was the police who tipped him off about the gang signs that aren’t gang signs.

According to Stewart, #pointergate, as the story is known on twitter, is less about the mayor siding with a known gangster who isn’t in a gang and more about Minneapolis police throwing a sign of their own to the Mayor, the extended middle finger.

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Tisha Lewis, the Butt of ‘Daily Show’ Jokes this Week, Jumps to Chicago’s WFLD

Reporter Tisha Lewis has some good news to counter the skewering she received from Jon Stewart earlier this week. Lewis has been hired by Chicago Fox-affiliate WFLD, jumping from Indianapolis Fox-affiliate WXIN.

Channeling Lebron James, Lewis tweeted today, “I’m going to take my talents to North Michigan Avenue… and join the team at FOX Chicago News!”

Lewis was the butt of “Daily Show” jokes on Tuesday night when Stewart called out WXIN for conducting what was essentially a homeless talent show. Inspired by the story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, the station sent Lewis out on the streets of Indianapolis to see if the city’s homeless had any secret talents.

While the story may have been poorly executed–WXIN news director Lee Rosenthal released a statement saying, “our story came across the wrong way”–Lewis displayed an impressive commitment to her reporting. When one homeless woman stumbled while singing “Amazing Grace,” Lewis pitched in and sung a few lines. “Daily Show” video inside… Read more

Jon Stewart Rips Indianapolis’ WXIN for ‘Homeless Talent Show’

Indianapolis Homeless Talent Show
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Indianapolis’ WXIN experienced the wrath of Jon Stewart on Tuesday night as “The Daily Show” criticized the Fox-affiliate for a silly segment it did inspired by the story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice. (Starts around the 1:30 mark in above video).

Earlier this month, WXIN sent a reporter out in search of “Indianapolis’s golden voice.”

“You’re going out to conduct a talent show amongst your city’s homeless–that’s not cool even without a camera crew,” chided Stewart.