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WATCH: Jon Stewart Figures Out What Fox News Is Trying To Distract Us From

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Figures Out What Fox News Is Trying To Distract Us From


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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  1. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh February 6, 2014

    Amazing! President Obama challenging the fairness and balance of Faux News(approximately) coverage! If there was this vast IRS conspiracy that Faux claims exists, I am sure that Roger Ailes would already be in some nameless prison being tortured over Sarah Palin’s expense reports.

    1. ralphkr February 6, 2014

      Actually, ByGmh, there was a massive IRS conspiracy and the proof is that they let all those fake non-profit organizations skate including the ones who baldly stated that their sole purpose was to elect conservatives while the only organization to be denied status was a liberal one that was going help women run for office (since they were going to aid women that made them liberals). By rights. absolutely NO organization should be granted non-profit status.

  2. Stan Marcus February 6, 2014

    It’s appropriate that a foul-mouthed comedian speak for the Democratic Party. Incidentally, before making too big a deal about the “Clinton Surplus”, check to see who was Speaker of the House when he was President. Even though Clinton gets the credit, it was the Republican congress who balanced the budget…

    1. johninPCFL February 6, 2014

      The GOP controlled both houses of Congress from 1994 through 2007. About $7T in US debt accrued during that time. Reagan added $4T to the US debt during his tenure, apparently because he couldn’t find the “VETO” stamp, right?
      The only time a “balanced budget” is on the GOP radar is when a Democrat is in the White House.

    2. Michael Ross February 6, 2014

      It’s also appropriate that that so-called “foul-mouthed comedian” was publicly debated by Faux News’s signature anchorman, thereby reducing the entire network to the level of foul-mouthed comedian.

      1. RockyMissouri April 1, 2014


    3. ThomasBonsell February 6, 2014

      Total BS.

      Clinton took over after George H.W. Bush left a deficit of $290.3 billion. Clinton’s first budget not inherited from Bush was opposed by every single Republican in Congress and it lowered the deficit to $203.32 billion in 1994 and $163.9 in 1995. Vice President Al Gore had to cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to get past the 100% opposition of the Republicans. Republicans again opposed Clinton’s followup budgets that lowered the deficit to $107.4 billion in1996 and $21.9 billion in 1997.

      It was only after Clinton was re-elected and the deficit was down to that $21.9-billion mark did the Republicans jump on the bandwagon and proposed a balanced budget; after the balanced budget was all but assured, then tried to take credit for every thing they voted 100% against..

  3. FT66 February 6, 2014

    Bravo Jon Stewart. You gave Fox News the medicine they have been waiting for. They don’t know even to know where to use these words:
    “the so-called …”. Folks at Fox News, you do not use these words instead of: “called”. You use them when you belittle those who pretend while the know to call something while it isn’t. For example Andrea Tant.. has used the words:”so called” to the rally the President had. It was the real rally and should be called rally and not the so-called. I knew,and she knew it was a real rally. English can be hard to use especially for folks at Fox News.

  4. jointerjohn February 6, 2014

    Fox News can’t do reality because their fans don’t want to hear reality, they want to hear that the world is the way they wish it would be. This is why Fox and the republican party are so popular with history revisionists, science deniers and creationists. There will always be a place for Fox just like their will always be a place for churches, palm readers and the World Wrestling Federation. Some people just enjoy being hoodwinked.


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