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Jon Stewart mocks the media's "winner" and "loser" framing of the conflict in the Middle East

By Prachi Gupta
November 27, 2012 5:44PM (UTC)
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While reporting on the bloody conflict in the Gaza Strip last week, some TV correspondents named clear "winners" (including Egypt, President Obama and Hillary Clinton) and "two losers" (Iran and Mahmood Abbas). Trying to understand the insensitive framing of the conflict, Stewart quipped, "So, the only two losers between the war in Israel and Gaza are the people who don't live in either of those places. So the lesson here is the next time your region descends into war, you gotta be in it to win it."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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