If you live in the northeast, you probably looked outside yesterday and thought, "Juno, who?" The so-called Blizzard of 2015 was supposed to hit the tri-state area hard, but it did much less damage than expected.
Still, that didn't keep the media from over-hyping the storm, even after we all realized that it wasn't as powerful as we all thought it was going to be. Shots of reporters out in the snow, crazy graphics demonstrating how a storm of this magnitude could impact the area and the use of hyperbolic descriptors ("Historic," "Snowmageddon," "Snowpocalypse") filled air time on channels like CNN and The Weather Channel.
Who better than The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to give us a comprehensive overview of all of the crazy media coverage of the blizzard? Stewart devoted 10 whole minutes to the nonexistent snow storm on Tuesday night's episode of The Daily Show, and believe me, watching this clip of it will be time well spent.
Stewart gave props to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's "New York sign language" interpreter, explained why a food delivery bicycle is most definitely an emergency vehicle and showed his amazement over what looks like a Michael Bay-directed Weather Channel graphic. Plus, anytime there's a shout-out to that classic Campbell's Soup commercial where the snowman thaws to reveal a boy underneath, I'm happy.
Stick with the video, and you'll be rewarded with what Stewart refers to as "CNN in its worst iteration." That is anchor Don Lemon driving around the streets of New York in what's called the Blizzardmobile. Yes, the whole thing was just as terrible as it sounds. But at least it was better than another kind of Blizzardmobile that Stewart said Lemon is lucky to not actually be driving, given all of his reporting gaffes lately.
Check out the full video below, and relive the non-Blizzard of 2015 again and again.