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Even Jon Stewart is Now Defending Michele Bachmann...Sort of

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“You’ve got to go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann, and you did.”

The Newsweek cover featuring an unflattering picture of Rep. Michele Bachmann has caused quite a stir. The news magazine has been forced to explain itself and many even traditionally liberal outlets have come out against the photo. And now, add Jon Stewart to the list.

"Newsweek, that’s a sh** picture of Michele Bachmann,” he said, “and clearly not an accidentally shi**y picture.”

According to Stewart, Bachmann is so photogenic (and he showed pictures to prove it) that the only way to make her look bad is to intentionally do so.

“You’ve got to go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann, and you did,” he added.

But as we've noted before, a Stewart clip isn't complete unless it offends both sides, and as Mediaite notes, he did just that:

Stewart then noted Brown’s argument that the photo was illustrative of the Representative’s intensity, which Stewart did not buy one bit. “That’s not an ‘I’m galvanizing the voters in Iowa’ picture,’” arguing instead that the cover looked like “the female version of The 40-Year-Old Virgin.’” “You used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy,” he scolded, suggesting instead, “that’s what her words are for.” He then put together a far “scarier” portrait of Rep. Bachmann– made entirely of her quotes.

Still, he concluded: “Shame on you, Newsweek, and shame on your editor Tina Brown."

You can watch it all below:

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