The Daily Show Takes Stand Against Iron Man Error In The Media

The Daily Show Iron Man

On the Wednesday, August 14 episode of The Daily Show, interim host John Oliver lost it over an inaccurate media statement about Iron Man.

In a mainstream media report, the announcer described entrepreneur Elon Musk as being the inspiration for Iron Man's Tony Stark character. After hearing this claim, Oliver lost it, screaming, "No, no, no, no, no! Wrong again lame-stream media! There is no possible way that Elon Musk could have inspired the Tony Stark character, because Elon Musk was born in 1971, and Tony Stark first appeared in 1963."

Oliver added, "This is basic fact-checking! These kind of mistakes have to stop! This is a catastrophic error!"

Check out Oliver's full rant about the subject in the video below.