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Jon Stewart is defending Marco Rubio

Liberals defend Marco Rubio against blistering New York Times attacks

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It’s not often that Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” defends conservatives, but that is what he did Wednesday.

Stewart became the latest critic of The New York Times recent stories attacking presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, for everything from having four traffic tickets in almost 20 years to having had a large student loan and buying expensive items.

“I can’t think of a single person who would be bothered by this,” Stewart said on his show, in reference to the condemning tone of the Times stories against the senator’s tickets and how he used money from his book to lease an Audi, and buy a fishing boat.

The Washington Post quoted some of the Times’ findings – which included announcing that Rubio’s wife had gotten 13 traffic tickets – and noted, sarcastically, “Outrageous!”

Rubio has somewhat turned the Times seeming hatchet job in his favor, mocking it in emails to supporters and the press, and even getting campaign donations because of the newspaper’s attacks.

Said the Post of the Rubio campaign: “Now, they’ve even got ‘The Daily Show’ on their side for the moment.”

Some publications cast the Times’ stories as elitist and gossipy.

“If the Times wanted to make Rubio look relatable to the average American—more like them than his potential opponents—they couldn’t have come up with much better than show he has had financial problems,’” wrote a Bloomberg News writer. “Rubio took out $100,000 in student loans that he just paid off three years ago; most of his opponents have probably never even seen a tuition bill. These are points in Rubio’s favor. People will like this about him.”

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Crumbles are so Summer

Jeb’s Slow Jam


Watch Jeb Bush Slow Jam the News With Jimmy Fallon

The latest Bush to run for president stopped by The Tonight Show

Forget Iowa and New Hampshire — the hottest spot on the campaign trail is late-night television.

Jeb Bush, who announced he was running for president on Monday, stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to slow jam the news — something you may recall President Obama did back in 2012. While the “news” in this case wasn’t recent headlines but a brief summary of Bush’s formal campaign announcement and select accomplishments, Fallon’s suggestive commentary made the segment something you definitelyhaven’t heard before.

“He’s got lots of experience down south,” Fallon joked. “He came from Texas where everything is bigger. He turned Florida from a limp peninsula into a virile member of the U.S. economy.”

See the full video below, as well as Fallon’s interview with Bush, where the presidential hopeful talks about how he met his wife:

Jeb Ain’t the Only One with an Announcement