What Happened, Karaoke-Style

You thought there was nothing left for cable to say about or do with What Happened (Scott McClellan’s memoir, to which cable news has, to date, devoted countless segments).

The Daily Show moved the ball forward last night by asking the B-52’s front man Fred Schneider to “put a coat of Schneider” on the book — that is, to sing some passages from McClellan’s book to the tune of the B-52’s 1989 hit, Love Shack, because, Stewart said, with McClellan narrating the audio version of his book, “you got a blockbuster script with straight-to-video talent, no offense.”

Stewart also interviewed McClellan and, relying on another movie comparison, asked McClellan whether news organizations hiring former Bush staffers like Ari Fleischer and Karl Rove is “like in a movie when they get the bad jewel thief and they say, ‘Now you work for the cops!’”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.