Comedian Jon Stewart rips GM over ignition switch recall

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Last night on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the faux news-anchor and popular comedian targeted General Motors in a segment related to GM's ignition switch recall.

"They found out in 2001, they studied the problem for 4 years, did an internal cost-benefit analysis using your standard analytic, algorithm, barometric, PE ratio equations, and came up with, 'F**k it.'"

Stewart criticized the automaker for opting to forgo repairs years ago due to cost concerns, citing the fact that it would have cost 57 cents per vehicle to replace the part.

"You could've found at least that much in the seats of the cars you're fixing!"

Watch the whole segment below.

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