The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocks Piers Morgan and CNN's coverage of Diamond Jubilee flotilla
There was no doubting Piers Morgan's breathless enthusiasm for Sunday's Diamond Jubilee flotilla. But the broadcaster's hyperbolic commentary for CNN has been skewered by the US satirist Jon Stewart, whose ruthless lampoon on the Daily Show became an instant web hit.
Morgan hit back at the "sneering" Stewart after watching his awestruck analysis of the boat parade torn apart on the Comedy Central show.
In a segment titled "The Queen who stares at boats", Stewart mocked Morgan's promise of an "an orgy of excitement" on the Thames. "A fuckfest of marvellousness, a gang-bang of awesome," suggested Stewart, adopting an English accent.
CNN's "trained journalistic eye" had produced descriptions such as "what an amazing scene...never seen a spectacle quite like this, fantastic", culminating in "absolutely remarkable" for the Royal Barge's "rapid-fire 360 turn".
Stewart said: "I'm getting word that there's a schooner doing a K-turn. Is this the British equivalent of a monster truck show?" ...