Jon Stewart vs. Fox News Sunday Host Chris Wallace
Jon takes on heavy ridicule from Chris Wallace with Wallace illustrating quotes and videos of Stewart from 'The Daily Show' and other places. But, Stewart defends the attacks with reason and explains to Wallace that Wallace is a part of a conservative activist structured network. Stewart attacks Wallace by claiming that he is part of an ideological regime and that Wallace is solely taking marching orders.
Jon Stewart and Chris Wallace argue about Stewart's intentions, but Stewart reminds Wallace that he is ultimately a comedian and that comes before anything political he says or does. Jon reminds the viewers that he satirizes the political structure and there's always been someone in the world that has done that.
At times the interview gets a bit heated, but ultimately Stewart ends with a bit of a smile and tells Wallace that he's a good man. However, the interview is filled with Stewart reminding everyone how corrupt the Fox Network is and that according to just about every poll the Fox News viewers are the most misinformed.
Jon Stewart vs. Fox News' Bernie Goldberg
The war between Bernie Goldberg, Fox News host and Jon Stewart began with Stewart's comment to Fox News: "Go f--- yourselves."
Goldberg fires back at the "funnyman" telling Stewart that he "better find some guts" if he truly wants to be a social commentator.
Bernie's most surprising argument: "Guess what, you're not nearly as edgy as you think you are, you're just a safe Jay Leno with a much smaller audience but you get to say the F bomb which gives your incredibly unsophisticated audience the illusion that you're a courageous renegade."
Stewart then responds by explaining himself as a comedian, how comedians do social commentary through comedy. "I have not moved out of the comedian's box into the news box. The news box is moving towards me."
Stewart then argues that "You can’t criticize me for not being fair and balanced. That’s your slogan, which, by the way, you never follow!"
His final point: "I know I criticize you and Fox News a lot, but only because you’re a terrible, cynical and disingenuous news organization."
He then breaks out in song and dance with a choir behind him, with the audience singing along, "Go F---- Yourselves!"
(Scroll to 11:15 for the song)
Proof Of Fox Not Being "Fair And Balanced"
After Sarah Palin used Fox's tagline to describe the type of news she likes and how the mainstream media is "broken" on Jay Leno's Tonight Show (before he became the root of all evil), Jon Stewart couldn't help but remark on how every single thing she was saying was actually the opposite of a little thing we all like to call "reality".
She says she joined Fox because they were "fair and balanced"...
After he goes nuts, he calms himself down and remembers what Bill O'Reilly told him. There is a Fox News and then there's Fox Opinion. Fox News reports "news" between the hours of 9AM and 4PM and then 6PM to 8PM.
So, the newest show that actually fits in that "news" timeslot called "America Live" HAS to be fair and balanced right?
Stewart shows clips of Fox News pundits all giving one-sided opinions and claiming that the public opinion polls agreed with them. A clip from Megyn Kelly hosted show had four "randomly" selected people comment on the health care summit.
Somehow, they all agreed that the bill is a terrible idea and that they don't want it "jammed down their throats," which is a phrase used by countless Fox News hosts, as shown in a series of clips.
He then went on to discuss Fox News' inconsistent polling... aaand disproving one of their latest attempts to claim that they are not only reliable, but impartial.
It seems that none of this would be that bad if it weren't for the fact that they just WON'T admit what they're doing.
Where Is This Evil Money Coming From To Build The Ground Zero Mosque?...
Now since this clip precedes the next one and this list is in no particular order, here is the first in a kind of a 2-parter on how ridiculous Fox News' argument has been as far as the Ground Zero Mosque controversy goes.
Once again addressing the Ground Zero Mosque story, Jon Stewart shows clips from Fox News, with anchors and commentators all extremely "happy" for the building of the mosques and supportive for the freedom of religion in December.. but as we got closer to Fall almost every show on Fox News was opposed to the idea, even calling the f*ture building a "Command center for terrorist activity".
Stewart then shows another clip from Fox, which shows Eric Bolling holding an index card written with ink and highlighted in yellow, connecting Imam Rauf to possible dangerous parties; brewing fear of this guy (Imam Rauf) in the media and across the country.
Stewart points out that it's a dangerous game of guilt by association that can be played with anyone, a "6 degrees of people who don't eat bacon", if you will.
He then pulls out his own card highlighted in yellow connecting Rupert Murdoch to terrorists and concludes, "Is Fox News a terrorist a command center? I just don't know!"
He then uses a speech by Charlton Heston, popular actor, Republican and gun toter, to make the case against Fox News' argument against the Ground Zero mosque.
... The Money Is Coming From a Fox News Co-Owner!
Continuing The Daily Show's awesome coverage on the Ground Zero mosque controversy and Fox News' insane overraction to it, Jon Stewart shows Fox News clips of their reporters questioning where the money is coming from to build the "terrorist command center" in the first place.
I mean, that's what they were saying was the most evil party in this whole thing... who is funding this terrorist epicenter right near Ground Zero?
Stewart then shows a news clip from earlier that day with Fox News speculating dangerous ties to Imam Rauf: the evil "Kingdom Foundation," a Saudi org that that apparently funds Imam Rauf.
Little did they know (as usual), the leader of the Kingdom Foundation is in fact Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, partner and part owner of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which means that... you guessed it... HE OWNS PART OF FOX NEWS.
So, the people who fund this "terrorist command center" apparently also fund "fox news"... hmmm...
Fox News never names the head of Kingdom Foundation, nor reveals that he is in fact a News Corp investor. Stewart then discusses whether they genuinely did not know, or whether they "neglected" to cover it because it didn't help their fear driven narrative.
Stewart's final point: "If we want to cut off funding to the terror mosque, we must, together as a nation, stop watching Fox."
Which actually gave www.turnofffox.org/ quite the healthy boost on popular liberal web communities such as Reddit and is actually a pretty great point.
Glenn Beck Caught Siding With Terrorists
Covering the Ground Zero mosque news story, Stewart shows a series of Fox News clips claiming that the problems with the mosque was not its location, but rather Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf - a radical and terrorist sympathizer, and that they had no idea what he was planning to do with the cultural center.
However, immediately after, Stewart shows another clip of a Fox News segment with Rauf sitting on the Fox News couch discussing the cultural center.
That's right, a TERRORIST SYMPATHIZER ON FOX NEWS.
Stewart then catches Glenn Beck completely contradicting himself within a three month span. The first clip shows Beck quoting Imam Rauf with "I wouldn't say that the United States deserved what happened, but United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened," while doubting that Rauf is a moderate.
Then in another clip just three months earlier, Glen Beck is literally saying the same statements as Rauf. That's right... Glenn Beck looked at terrorist ideals and said "they have a point".
Stewart questions, "What will he think tomorrow?" in the first five minutes of this video.
If you want to keep watching: John Oliver then questions if Catholics should build a church next to a playground.
Obama Logo = Muslim/Terrorist Logo? Fox Logo = Nazi Propaganda?
Covering the Nuclear Security Summit attended by world leaders to eliminate the threat posed by nuclear weapons, Stewart shows a Fox News clip focusing on the "suspicious" Obama administration logo, claiming that it is similar to the flags of Muslim nations; ignoring really anything RELEVANT that happened at the summit.
They claim that "President Obama deliberately put this as a logo to try and continue his outreach to Muslim nations in a positive way."
Stewart in fact called the White House to ask about the logo and discovered that the inspiration was not the Muslim flags, but rather the Bohr Model of the atom.
Stewart's take on the logo: "It turns out it's worse than we thought. The people at the White House are not secret Muslims... they're nerds."
Taking the same relentless manner as Fox, Stewart then takes a look at the Fox News logo and compares it to Nazi propaganda and a Japanese imperialist Kamikaze flag while facetiously saying that although it is not conclusive... the results are "interesting".
The Big Bang Treaty
Remember when Obama said that "America will take steps toward a world without nuclear weapons"? Fox doesn't!
Covering the signing of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with the Russian president, where President Obama tried to get the ball rolling on that "no nuclear weapons" promise, Stewart shows clips of the Today Show reporting on it as a step forward, as it was.
Fox News, though, felt the need to not only inaccurately report the details of the treaty, but completely misreport what was even IN the treaty.
Why is this such a big deal? Oh, you know, maybe because they're a NEWS ORGANIZATION WATCHED BY MILLIONS.
They completely overlooked the part of the treaty that says we can still defend ourselves and just kinda ran with it.
Stewart continues to emphasize, contrary to Fox claiming that the treaty eliminates all nuclear weapons, leaving the United States defenseless, the treaty, written in black and white, actually reduces weapons to a third, NOT leaving us defenseless, with the possibility of adjustments being made if necessary... like if, oh, you know, we were threatened or something (which is actually IN the treaty).
When Newt Gingrich is seen with a Fox correspondent saying that Obama said exactly what he DIDN'T say, Jon Stewart said: "it used to be when you watched two guys on cable television involved in that kind of willful idiocy it was animated... and it was hilarious".
Where they then showed a video of Beavis & Butthead.
To drive the nail harder into the coffin of their point, The Daily Show then showed a clip of Palin saying that she missed Ronald Reagan's take on nuclear policy. However, when looking more deeply in history, it turns out that in fact, when Reagan negotiated START in the 80s, he ALSO wanted to make sure our nuclear warhead arsenal to remain "at least a third below the current levels."
So hey, looks like as far as nuclear weapons go, Obama and Reagan? Best of friends! :-)
Who ELSE Uses NASA For Peace? Um... Reagan.
Exposing Fox News' irrational fear of Muslims, Stewart shows a series of clips of Fox News hosts and commentators criticizing Obama for using NASA, a "great America problem" for boosting diplomatic relations with Muslims.
Because, really "What kind of presidential a--hole would use the space program to build a bridge to peace?", Stewart says sarcastically.
He then cuts to a clip of Ronald Reagan who discussed using science and technology to launch new space ventures to end the Cold War cooperatively, once again using the Republican Superman's words against the news source which spearheads the entire party.
This is when Stewart points out that Fox is not only concerned with "Muslims in space," but also "Muslims in mosques."
He then goes on to discuss Fox's growing concern over the plans to build more mosques in America and what will go on inside the mosques - to spread Islam in the United States.
No duh...isn't that the goal of every religion???
Republicans Caught Red Handed Accepting Money from Fox News Parent Company
Jon Stewart first kicks off the show with some clips from Fox News "following the money trail," with chalkboard drawn webs of connections, all trying to suggest and identify corruption in the campaign funding of the Democratic party. However, he then showed another clip from MSNBC that stated, "News Corp. has given $1 million dollars to the RGA, the Republican Governors Association."
Stewart then draws out a map on a chalkboard, with a hilarious and mocking impersonation of Glenn Beck who was earlier shown drawing various lines to and from different organizations to tie "corruption" to the Democratic party's funding.
Stewart ends up drawing one line: a direct line from News Corps to the Republican party.
This really is a crime because, as Stewart said, if anything... The Republicans should be paying Newscorp.
Obama Doesn't Show Up For Boy Scout Rally... Who Cares?
Discussing President Obama's appearance on the show The View, Stewart shows clips of news sources commenting that his appearance on the show was not very presidential and that according to Fox he cries on the shoulders of the sympathetic women of the view.
According to Fox News, President Obama traveled to New York to speak with the ladies at The View instead of speaking at the Boy Scouts 100 year National Jamorbee that only happens once every 5 years...
Fox claimed that The View is somewhat "beneath the Office of the President of the United States"
Then clips are shown of George W. Bush on a fishing show where he breaks a fishing line and then when he was on Doctor Phil being asked if he spanks his kids.
Then a lot of (surprisingly) respectable questions from The View are aired... everything from financial reform, to health care, to unemployment.
Stewart's response to Fox: "Nothing Obama does will ever make you f---ing happy." Stewart points out that even if the situation was reversed--"The president passes on an open forum to discuss issues important women on national television in order to stand in the field rallying his adoring uniformed youth?? I wonder who else would have made that choice?"
[Cue facetious Hitler impression]