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Schultz later apologized for his interpretation, but “The Daily Show” couldn’t resist pointing out how ludicrous it was. Jon Stewart started out the ribbing with a montage of clearly innocuous statements featuring names of colors before declaring: “The real bigot here is Ed Schultz.”

Stewart also noted that, to be fair, “debt” was only two words after “cloud” in Perry’s comments.

“That’s the thing about clouds,” Stewart joked, “some people see a racist dog whistle, while some people see George Washington wrestling a leprechaun.”

Earlier this week, Stewart stuck up for Rep. Ron Paul, spurring Mediate to write, “Stewart seems to be making a lot more friends in the Republican Party that he has for himself in a while.”

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(Via Mediaite.)