Daily Show’s Jon Stewart takes on Apple, the iPhone 4G, and Gizmodo

Thu, Apr 29, 2010


As usual, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show delivers the goods with this hilarious segment on the missing iPhone that landed in the lap of Gizmodo and subsequently created a firestorm of controversy. The pertinent portion of the video starts at around 2 minutes in, so forward on, gentle readers.

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In the final stanza, Stewart calls out Apple for becoming “Big Brother.”

Apple, you know I love you guys, right? I love your products, I use them all the time. I even love your stores, so futuristic they look like futuristic Swedish hospitals, the kind where they keep your clone in the back to replace your organ when you need it…

Apple – you guys were the rebels, man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But now, are you becoming the man? Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother? Look in the mirror, man! Or actually just look into the screen of your iPad before you turn it on, because it is surprisingly reflective…It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one. But you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes! What the fuck is going on?! It’s all mixed up!

…I know that it is slightly agitating that a blog dedicated to technology published all that stuff about your new phone. And you didn’t order the police to bust down the doors, right? I’d be pissed too, but you didn’t have to go all Minority Report on his ass! I mean, if you wanna break down someone’s door, why don’t you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone! I mean, seriously! How do you drop four calls in a one-mile stretch of the West Side Highway! There’re no buildings around! What, does the open space confuse AT&T’s signal?!

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