Jon Stewart Rips Viacom For Pulling ‘The Daily Show’ From the Internet (And The Morning Links)

After a two-week hiatus, The Daily Show returned last night, and one of its first orders of business was to call out its own parent company, Viacom, for pulling the show from the Internet over its dispute with DirecTV. “What are you, China?” Perhaps in response, Viacom ultimately posted last night’s episode on the Internet. (Thank you, Jon Stewart). The video is below.

Meanwhile, DirecTV’s self-serving response: “Jon Stewart, we love you!” — (Twitter)

Another casualty: Nickelodeon’s ratings have dropped 33 percent since Viacom was pulled from DirecTV (Nickolodeon was the highest rated network on DirecTV) — (LA Times)

Nikki Finke Threatened To “Destroy” Bret Easton Ellis — (Film Drunk)

The Best Of Non-Spoilery #Bane GIFs — (UPROXX)

12 Reasons Why I Love Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom Over the Objection of Critics — (Pajiba)

The Best And Worst Of WWE Money In The Bank — (With Leather)

10 Songs That Prove Nicki Minaj Can Rap –(Smoking Section)

Did Jay Cutler Sing The Worst ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ Of All-Time? — (With Leather)

8 Classic Nerd Maneuvers — (College Humor)

13 Products That Can’t Possibly Work — (HuffPost Comedy)

Joel McHale, Nathan Fillion, And Matt Smith, Together At Last On A Single Comic-Con Panel — (FARK)

Joe Manganiello Fought Over by Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown and Parks and Recreation’s Retta on Twitter — (Buzzfeed)

Breaking Bad Fingernails Make a Meth of Girl’s Fingertips — (Technabob)

10 Random, Weird Film Casting Choices that Somehow Worked — (Pajiba)

Gary Oldman’s dramatic reading from R. Kelly’s Autobiography — (GorillaMask)

The Six Most Messed Up Moments In David Lynch Movies — (Unreality)

Here’s the video from The Daily Show, which is online. Apologies if you still can’t see it outside of the United States. Can’t help you, there.