Jon Stewart tackles memorial service critics

JON STEWART TACKLES MEMORIAL SERVICE CRITICS…. If you missed “The Daily Show” last night, there was a great segment on the media reactions to the memorial service in Tucson, and complaints about everything from the audience’s reaction to the benediction to the seating arrangements.

For example, Brian Kilmeade of “Fox & Friends” complained about the opening blessing, which Kilmeade found as a “very strange” way to “open the show.” Stewart explained, “It’s not a ‘show.’ He didn’t ‘open up a show.’ It’s ‘mourning,’ with a ‘u.’ You’re confusing a morning show — which you are on — with a show of mourning, which is what this is.”

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.