This past Saturday, protests in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray turned violent and riots broke out in the city. Also on Saturday was the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Guess which one CNN decided to cover.
On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart chastised the network for not actually reporting the news, but instead covered the celebrity-filled WHCD.
“If you’re gonna ignore major events to put on bowties and blow yourselves, fine. Do it. You’re consenting adults,” said Stewart. “But don’t use that scholarship money to clean yourselves up afterwards. All we ask is that you be honest about what you do.”
The scholarships Stewart is referring to were being given to students at the event, which CNN did mention in their coverage. When the $89,000-worth of scholarships were actually given out, though, CNN cut to commercial.
Watch the full segments from last night’s Daily Show.