5:04pm PT by Sean Eckhardt
How Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Talked About the CIA Torture Report
The Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on CIA interrogation methods this week and that, along with some high-profile visits to The Colbert Report, were the hot topics this week in satire.
On Monday, President Barack Obama visited The Colbert Report to hijack “The Word” segment, poking fun at himself before being interviewed in what Politico and other Washington insiders described as host Stephen Colbert’s “Obama Coup.” The visit was much hyped as The Colbert Report winds down in a week that also featured James Corden on Tuesday, who will follow Colbert's time slot after the fake-newsman takes over for Late Night host David Letterman next year.
On Tuesday, Daily Show host Jon Stewart expressed disgust with the CIA interrogation methods that were revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee report, an expose he continued on Wednesday despite Stewart joking about how he would rather cover the visit from royals Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“I just made a movie about a guy who triumphs over the inhuman conditions in his imprisonment in an authoritarian country, and I don’t think they did half that … to him” Stewart said. “To be fair to the president, though, he was great on Colbert last night."
Colbert also covered the torture report on Wednesday, declaring, “It’s all detailed in this 500-page travesty, which spills sensitive torture secrets and reads like 50 shades of legal gray areas.”
For those fanatical royal family fans out there, not to fear, Stewart finally got to their visit on Thursday: