See back when they were both just young and fancy-free recent college grads, Jon Stewart was roommates with Anthony Weiner's girlfriend, and Anthony would always be up in their apartment like hey, let's eat some frozen burritos! So they're still kinda pals UNTIL NOW, when this scandalous Weiner interview came out, where he says the Daily Show has a "corrosive effect on my business [politics and dating way way out of one's league]" and that cynicism about politics "exists because of Jon's show." You see:
I think there becomes a feedback loop that's corrosive. Congressmen do dumb things, yes, then are highlighted for doing dumb things, and highlighted some more, and people watch it and say that congressmen do dumb things, and so then when another congressman does a dumb thing, it's like, "Well, my audience wants to watch a congressman do a dumb thing," and then the audience laughs at the congressman doing a dumb thing, and then Jon says, "Hey, I got a great scam here, lemme go find another congressman doing a dumb thing," and where do I get in? Where do I get in not doing a dumb thing? Not being a bozo?
Can't say we know WTF he's talking about exactly but clearly this is war. Jon, why not run a scandalous photo montage of Anthony's girlfriends past and present? Please. That'll get him.
[City Scoops NY via NY Mag]