This should be really good:
Mocked by comedian and host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart for calling the Internet a bunch of tubes, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Thursday he is open to appearing on the popular cable television program for a rebuttal.
The comedian has parodied the dean of the Senate Republicans for rejecting calls by some Internet companies for a law to block high-speed Internet providers from charging higher prices to carry certain content. Backers of such a law say it would preserve what they call “Net neutrality.”
“The Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. It’s, it’s a series of tubes,” Stevens, an Alaska Republican, said last month.
Stewart parodied the senator’s remarks on three episodes, which have spread over the Internet and were widely viewed on YouTube.com. He questioned Stevens’ knowledge of the Internet, and quipped, “You’re just the guy in charge of regulation.”
Stevens, whose committee has authority over many Internet issues, defended his comments and said he had even received support from experts.
You can bet that Jon Stewart is going to invite him on. If we don’t see Stevens on there then it is because he lied (or just exhausted more of his hot air).