The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 102

Sen. Joe Biden

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Aug 08, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Sen. Joe Biden
Tonight, presidential candidate and author of Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Senator Joe Biden. Jon begins tonight reporting on Barry Bonds hitting 756 homeruns, breaking Hank Aaron's record. Senior Correspondent Rob Riggle talks to Jon about where he was during this historic event. Jon then reports on the missing 200,000 weapons given to Iraqi security forces in a segment called "Going, Going, Gun". General Petraeus explains this mishap by saying it was a clerical error. As Jon notes, this isn't the first time something has gone missing in Iraq. The list includes such things as 380 tons of explosives, 12 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars, & 300,000 barrels a day for four years of Iraqi crude oil. Finally, Buck Henry stopped by to talk about Rupert Murdoch who purchased Dow Jones for $5 billion, which is also the company that owns the Wall Street Journal in a segment called "The Henry Stops Here". Buck talks with Jon about the concern that the Journal will be slanted to the conservative right like Murdoch's other newspapers and media outlets.moreless

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    Buck Henry

    Buck Henry

    Senior Historical Perspectivist

    Guest Star

    Rob Riggle

    Rob Riggle


    Recurring Role

    Joe Biden

    Joe Biden


    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jon Stewart: Last night Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run, breaking one of the greatest records in baseball held by the inimitable Henry Aaron, sending a message to all the kids out there, "You can achieve whatever you want. If you eat your Wheaties. And those Wheaties are laced with Human Growth Hormone and some kind of horse steroid."

      • Jon Stewart: The Wall Street Journal. For years you've known it as the paper, wedged next to your rich uncles toilet. It's the paper of record when it comes to ... business stuff. Which is why it was so shocking when last week, Rupert Murdoch, the world's most sober Australian, purchased Dow Jones, the company that owns the journal, for 5 billion dollars. Many are now concerned that the man who already owns the conservative Fox News, the conservative New York Post, the conservative Times of London, will somehow change the editorial stance of the ... arch-conservative Wall Street Journal, making it lean so far right it presents practical difficulties for the printer. (Gives a visual of a newspaper of which the left two thirds are left blank.

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