Jon Stewart had a chance to sink his teeth into the Brian Williams controversy last night, giving the NBC News anchor his just due for repeatedly telling an incorrect story about a downed helicopter in Iraq.
Williams has come under fire for saying a helicopter he rode in in 2003 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
As a clip of Williams telling the story on David Letterman played, Stewart faux-analyzed Williams’ nervous system in real time.
“That’s known as the brain’s applause center,” Stewart said. “Once that engages, there’s no going back — you’re in full-blown anecdote mode.”
This about sums up Stewart’s feelings on the whole thing: