Tuesday, Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed American news media outlets for spending a portion of Tuesday’s Nelson Mandela Ceremony coverage freaking out over the handshake between United States President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.
Barack Obama, at a funeral celebrating Nelson Mandela, a man whose legacy is that he forgave and embraced his foes and tormentors, and thus inspired his country to a national and democratic rebirth. Attending that, Obama had the audacity to greet another world leader with a gesture so meaningless, you can train a basset hound to do it. What the f*ck is wrong with us?
After hearing John McCain explain how disgusted he was with the handshake, Stewart reminded him of his own handshake with Qaddafi.
In fairness, Jon Stewart considered Obama’s selfie “pretty f*cked up.”
To see the entire segment, please check out the video below.