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Posted at 9:38 AM ET, 01/ 7/2011

Facebook non-IPO gets the 'Daily Show' treatment (Video)

By Melissa Bell

Goldman Sachs's investment in Facebook has created a fervor in the public investment sphere. In what some see as an initial public offering of a private company, Goldman Sachs has guaranteed a $450 million investment to the company, as well as offered stock to its wealthiest clients. Already the demand from their clients has exceeded expectations. With the clients' investments, Goldman Sachs could bring the total up to $2 billion.

In addition to raising money, the deal has raised plenty of hackles, with critics annoyed that it gives Facebook the ability to go public without being forced into any of the regulations of a public company. Others say that it is simply a smart move by the companies.

John Stewart decided to weigh in with satire on the subject. On Thursday's "Daily Show," the talk show host said Facebook "won't rest until everyone in the world is walking around naked, holding out their passport, shouting out their children's names and locations, but don't look at [their] financial books."

Watch the clip here:

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By Melissa Bell  | January 7, 2011; 9:38 AM ET
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It's Jon, not John. This is especially disheartening since it's spelled correctly on the labeled clip.

Posted by: NowAVirginian | January 8, 2011 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Right after they shout out their children's names and locations, they also yell "Don't invade my privacy."

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | January 8, 2011 4:26 AM | Report abuse

What naive American wouldn't just love to have Goldman Sachs own their personal information?

Posted by: fluxgirl | January 8, 2011 8:00 PM | Report abuse

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