Jon Stewart's Theory About Iran's (Fake) Space Monkey

J.K. Trotter
The Atlantic Wire

In a foreign affairs rundown on last night's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart touched on the most pressing issues abroad, like China hacking the New York Times and, later, cutting off CNN's video feed when the cable news station tried to report on said hacking. And then there was the monkey that Iran reportedly launched into space and retrieved (alive) after returning to the Earth's surface — or not, since the monkey who boarded the Iranian rocket looks nothing like the one that returned. Ever the optimist, Stewart offered his own theory on the space-monkey fiasco:

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