Jon Stewart Has NY1’s Back

January 30, 2014 | Andy Cush

As part of last night’s Daily Show segment on the Republicans’ smarmy, insincere response to the State of the Union, Jon Stewart took a moment to address Rep. Michael Grimm, who threatened to throw NY1 reporter Michael Scotto “off this fucking balcony” after Scotto attempted to ask a question about Grimm’s shady campaign finances. “To be fair, ‘I will throw you off this fucking balcony’ is a relatively standard and traditional Staten Island goodbye,” Stewart quipped, before launching into a passionate rant about NY1’s myriad virtues. It all starts at about 5:02 in the clip above