Because there is no Friday show, the Daily Show got to the top weekend technology stories Monday night. First, regarding the Chinese hack of the New York Times, host Jon Stewart asked: “You send your elite hackers out and all they get is Maureen Dowd’s email address?” Stewart then tied the hack to the American diet of television news.
The second half of the segment addressed the recent news that Iran launched a monkey into space. With the news that skeptics believe the monkey paraded around Tehran last week is not the one launched into space, Stewart speculated that the nature of Iran’s space program may involve cosmetic surgery.
Prior to joining Government Executive’s staff, Ross Gianfortune worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, WXRT Radio and The Columbia Missourian. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Missouri and a master's in communications from the American University.