On a recent episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart brilliantly ripped mainstream media for peddling vicious and often incredibly, blatantly false internet rumors about Sen. Barack Obama on the air, only to turn around and condemn the internet for originating the rumors in the first place. Stewart calls this new campaign to turn genial, inoffensive Sen. Obama into the scariest man on the planet, “Baracknophobia”. Check out the video above for more.

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