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Fox News accuses President Obama of using anything — including the killing of Osama bin Laden — as a distraction from the economy, except when he’s trying to distract from his “scandals.”

But The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart has finally figured out what Fox News is really trying to distract its viewers from.

“Unless, of course, Fox News is attempting to distract us from noticing that, rather [than] being a news organization, they’re a spite-driven anger machine rooted in a fear that any change in the status quo will inevitably erode our nation’s traditional power structure, leading to internment camps for ‘Real ‘Muricans,’ powered by solar energy and tacos,” he said, in a segment aired Tuesday night. “Wait — hard-shell gay tacos.”

And the right hates when anyone points out that Fox News — their reality show for people who hate reality — is just a propaganda machine created to undermine liberal governance. Unfortunately for them, the president himself called attention to this unassailable fact in his interview with Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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During a speech at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Hungary, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson his “friend” and told his audience that Carlson’s show should be “broadcasted day and night.”

Orban is a self-identified supporter of what he calls “illiberal” democracy and has rapidly consolidated power for his far-right party, Fidesz.

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