The show's Twitter account shared a CNN clip showing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., calling on Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., to begin his line of questioning for the impeachment witnesses. However, the next shot showed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., who was sitting next to Richmond -- before the camera operator quickly panned the shot to the correct congressman.
"CNN cut to the wrong black guy," the show tweeted.
As TV blogger Scott Jones pointed out, CNN's communications account attempted to explain why the error occurred, pointing to how the network was "taking pool video, which means we are not in control of the shots."
However, "The Daily Show" then fact-checked CNN with a side-by-side comparison of CNN's coverage versus C-SPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News, showing CNN being the only network to cut prematurely to Jeffries.
"Ok but" the show concisely told CNN alongside the split video.
It appeared CNN Communications did not have a comeback to the long-running comedy show.