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Jon Stewart buys the life rights of a jailed Iranian journalist

03.24.2010
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The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has just purchased the life rights of Maziar Bahari, according to Pajiba. He's an Iranian Canadian journalist for Newsweek who was jailed in Iran for 118 days and released, but still faces charges and exile from the country.

Does this sound like a random pairing to you? Well it’s not, because Jon Stewart was the one who put him there. Sort of.

Bahari did an interview with The Daily Show’s Jason Jones where Jones was dressed up like a spy, questioning Bahari’s involvement with Iran. Later, this interview was used during Bahari’s imprisonment to actually make him confess that yes, he was indeed a spy.

Bahari later returned to The Daily Show and joked with Stewart about sending him to jail, and it appears that Stewart is so impressed with the whole story, he now wants to make a movie out of it with his production company, Busboy. I would think it would make for a pretty fascinating film.

Watch Stewart and Bahari below for more context:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Maziar Bahari
www.thedailyshow.com
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Extra Tidbit: Who will they cast as Jon Stewart??
Source: Pajiba

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7:11PM on 03/24/2010
I'd watch it.
I'd watch it.
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4:01PM on 03/24/2010
Um..cast Jon Stewart as Jon Stewart. He can act. He as a brilliant cameo in Half Baked...."on weed".
Um..cast Jon Stewart as Jon Stewart. He can act. He as a brilliant cameo in Half Baked...."on weed".
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3:55PM on 03/24/2010

Its Gold Jerry, GOLD!

This could be very interesting. As long as everyone plays themselves. I don't want to see channing tatum as John Stewert and Matt Damon as Samantha Bee...
This could be very interesting. As long as everyone plays themselves. I don't want to see channing tatum as John Stewert and Matt Damon as Samantha Bee...
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12:57AM on 03/25/2010
Well, *I* want to see Matt Damon as Samantha Bee...
Well, *I* want to see Matt Damon as Samantha Bee...
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3:20PM on 03/24/2010
Huh. That could be an interesting movie.
Huh. That could be an interesting movie.
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