“The Daily Show” host offers a roundup of Lebanon reporting and confronts the media’s seeming inability to process the crisis. With bombs falling and the body count mounting, CNN struggles to decide whether or not the Mideast may be on the verge of a potential conflict. “‘Brink of war?’ What does it take for you people to lose the question mark?” Meanwhile Fox News and others sink their teeth into the real meat of the story: how does all this affect us at the pump?

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“As the bombs began to rain on Israel and Lebanon, at 4 PM Thursday, CNN asked the question, ‘brink of war?’ Huh? CNNs not sure. Is it war? The brink of war? The brink of the brink of war? A precipice, leading to a slope, ending on a brink҅with war?”

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