North America 12 July 2011 An alternative take on the phone-hacking scandal Jon Stewart reacts to the News of the World scandal. "Oh my God, my balls just crawled back up into Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up An old adage states that familiarity breeds contempt. There has been so much coverage of the phone-hacking scandal that it is easy to forget just how appalling some of the accusations are. Jon Stewart and the British John Oliver from the Daily Show, however, provide a fresh pair of eyes on the scandal. The pair gave a rather pertinent summary of the allegations on the Daily Show last night. The best exchange goes like this: Jon Stewart: "Can't your Prime Minister or anyone do something?"John Oliver: "David Cameron? Funny story about him. The former editor of the News of the World, Andy Coulson, the one who presided over the paper during some of its most egregious hacking scandals and later resigned in disgrace was hired by, none other than - wait for it - David Cameron as his press secretary."Jon Stewart: "Oh my God, my balls just crawled up into my body! You people are garbage." › Parliamentary sketch: a good day for Ed Miliband Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!