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.
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