April 23, 2013

In its wall-to-wall coverage of the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, CNN furnished no shortage of material for chief cable-news critic Jon Stewart. The satire focused on the breathless reporting of CNN correspondent Deborah Feyerick, who got caught up in a bunch of Friday morning police movements. From Stewart’s medley of Feyerick highlights:

A couple of cars are now beginning to move. You’ve got cars going straight, you’ve got cars peeling to the right. A number of the vehicles just pulled out. We hear one of the K-9 dogs barking. Interesting: That dog is barking. We can smell—there’s something in the air. That’s at least the third K-9 dog barking. So they may be smelling what we thought we smelled.

That’s a best-of compilation, mind you—not one sustained riff. On a couple of occasions Feyerick told viewers she needed to catch her breath. No wonder.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.