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Salman Rushdie was The Daily Show's scheduled guest on Tuesday, there to speak about the violent riots in the Middle East that have raged over the past week. But by the time the curtain raised on the Comedy Central centerpiece's afternoon taping, the news of Mitt Romney's devastating comments at a May fundraiser was already nearly a day old and host Jon Stewart  was ready to bring the hammer down on the Republican candidate for president. The tapes of a private, $50,000-a-plate gathering, at which Romney dismissed 47 percent of the nation as non-tax paying citizens

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