Jon Stewart Equates CNN's Tea Party Debate Presentation to Reality TV (VIDEO)

"CNN kicked off [the Republican Tea Party debate] in fine reality show style," Jon Stewart said on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), and in many ways it was just as ridiculous as that statement promises.

The dramatic intros for the "characters" in the debate, complete with character definitions was completely over the top for a political debate. We get that everything is entertainment now, and that campaigning is so much more about style than substance, but we can still be disappointed by it.

Michele Bachmann was labeled "The Firebrand" by the announcer, like we were anticipating her entrance into the ring for a WWE cage match or something.


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