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"Are you trying to make this OJ?": Jon Stewart warns media's Trump trial coverage could backfire

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Daily Show host blasts media for treating the "most mundane bulls**t" as "Earth-shattering."

"Are you trying to make this OJ?": Jon Stewart warns media's Trump trial coverage could backfire

Daily Show host blasts media for treating the "most mundane bulls**t" as "Earth-shattering"

Comedian Jon Stewart on Monday launched into a fiery rant aimed at the media coverage of former President Donald Trump's hush money trial in the latest episode of "The Daily Show."

Stewart spent a portion of Monday's segment lambasting media outlets for their coverage of Trump's criminal trial unfolding in Manhattan, in which prosecutors have alleged that he falsified business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election.

“This trial will obviously be a test of the fairness of the American legal system, but it’s also a test of the media’s ability to cover Donald Trump in a responsible way. A task they have acknowledged they’ve performed poorly in the past,” Stewart said before showing a montage of clips from notable outlets like CNN and MSNBC acknowledging that they need to give less obsessive attention to the former president's every antic.

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