The Nations' comedians have entered into a self-congratulatory phase this week, with the majority of talk-show hosts, radio jockeys, and stand-up comedians pointing out how easy it would be to satirize the Twitter scandal of Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, instead of actually making jokes.
At press, only two actual jokes about the controversy have been made, one by Jon Stewart, and one by Steve Doocy, the latter not counting as it was Steve fucking Doocy.
"I mean, come on, a Congressman named Weiner who sends a picture of his junk to a college student? It's like God made it just for us," said Tonight Show host Jay Leno, making no attempt in his evening monologue to inject an actual joke into the story.
"Please, his last name is Weiner and he's in the middle of a sex scandal. This stuff writes itself," commented Bill Maher during Real Time.
None of the other easily-exploitable details of the scandal have yet to be covered, including the Congressman's refusal to deny it was his genitalia in the picture, his refusal to involve police investigators in the investigation, and the fact that the woman in question is a stripper.
"It's times like these," said Dennis Miller in the middle of a routine on The O'Reilly Factorthat included zero legitimate jokes, "I feel it's not even fair to be a comedian."