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Left-leaning comedian Jon Stewart took an unexpected turn Tuesday, ripping into former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and his "lying" on behalf of the Obama administration.
After leaving his position with the White House, Gibbs took a position with MSNBC, where he promptly spilled a number of secrets he apparently kept while speaking on behalf of the president.
Most notably, he revealed over the weekend that "one of the first" things he was told was not to acknowledge that the U.S. drone program existed.
Describing Gibbs' former position as "a human shield against what we on earth call 'what's actually going on'" and a "question goalie," Stewart began by mocking Gibbs' new Rachel Maddow/Chris Hayes-style glasses.
"Because you know who wears wire rims?" he said dramatically. "Racists."
But then Stewart got into heavier matters, playing clips of Gibbs contradicting himself then and now.
"Here's a tip for all you aspiring truth sleuths out there," Stewart advised. "If someone says to you, 'I don't know anything about that, and even if I did, I wouldn't tell you'...That person knows something about that."
He continued with mounted emotion: "So you've copped to lying, Gibbs! All that's left now is your distancing yourself from the lying!"
Stewart then played a clip of how Gibbs felt uncomfortable refusing to acknowledge a program that clearly exists, impersonating the former spokesman: "But what was I supposed to do...Get another job? In the Obama economy? I mean, come on! Although at the time I probably told you things were looking up for the economy...I was probably bull****ing there, too."
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