We love a good Jon Stewart take down rant. The Daily Show host has grown to be a master, taking aim at targets as common as the politics and as unusual as Chicago-style pizza (to this day, one of his funniest and most accurate tirades). While Stewart is not a car-crazed comedian like Jay Leno, he's addressed the industry in the past, most notably with the "Toyotathon of Death." Now, he's put together a piece on General Motors and its ignition switch recall.
As he so often does, Stewart points out the absurdity of the recall story, but not before starting with CEO Mary Barra's introduction by Dan Akerson. He then goes on to point out GM's failure to address the situation, which has been known about since 2001. It's all kind of downhill from there. And yes, this is all done while showing a Russian market Cobalt, which you can see in the image above.
Stewart isn't done there, though. He also points out the curious timing of Mary Barra's promotion to CEO, implying, in no uncertain terms, that she may be the fall "gal." Finally, GM's protection from liability is addressed in a scathing take down that sees Stewart reference serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Fair warning, there is some bleeped cursing here in both clips. Scroll down to see what Stewart has to say.