Video of the Day: The Daily Show Gets a Journalist Jailed


The wildest part of Jon Stewart’s interview with Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter jailed by the Iranian government after appearing in a Daily Show segment where Jason Jones was pretending to be a spy? Aside from his incredible sense of humor about the whole thing (he was blindfolded and tortured), the fact that Bahari’s interrogator was obsessed with New Jersey. “For him New Jersey sounded like the most American place that you can be. He thought that New Jersey is paradise on earth — that New Jersey is a place where people drink all the time, they have sex all the time, and there are no Jews.”

Watch Bahari discuss his 118 days in captivity after the jump.

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