World 29 June 2012 VIDEO: Jon Stewart tears CNN apart for Obamacare blunder CNN trades eight seconds of "first" for seven minutes of "wrong". Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Jon Stewart is always excoriating about the incentives on cable news, from the desire for spectacle to the worship of the graven idol of "balance". But when a competition to be the first to report on Obamacare - beating Fox News by just eight seconds – led to CNN reporting the wrong news for a full seven minutes, they really were asking for it. And if you're wondering how CNN messed up so bad, the answer is here. › Diamond’s lack of contrition could be fatal Jon Stewart poses with some of the producers from CNN responsible for the mistake. Photographs: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles When Donald Trump talks, remember that Donald Trump almost always lies As the Gaslighter-in-Chief takes office, remember: you're not going mad What is “kompromat” and how does it work?