Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart calls Vladimir Putin "the Larry David of international diplomacy"

Stewart thinks Putin's New York Times editorial was pretty, pretty, pretty ... galling

By Katie McDonough
September 13, 2013 4:50PM (UTC)
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Jon Stewart has a bone to pick with Vladimir Putin.

"Why are you shitting on us in the New York Times just moments after we saluted your statesmanship?" Stewart says of the Russian president's Thursday editorial warning against military action in Syria. "You had to say one more thing! You're like the Larry David of international diplomacy!"


Not one to take such a slighting sitting down, Stewart enlists the combined muscle of the Times' Op-Ed pages to set Putin straight, "Rocky IV" style.

Check it out here:

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