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Jon Stewart Gives Voice to Your Disgust with Fox News

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 8, 2012 | Comments ()


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By now you've likely already seen and/or heard about Karl Rove's mini meltdown on Fox News on Election night, after Ohio was called for the President, assuring him of re-election. You've probably also seen Bill O'Reilly's racially-charged and divisive reasoning for Obama's reelection: "The white establishment is now the minority. It's not a traditional America anymore, and there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff. Who is going to given them things? President Obama. People feel that they are entitled to things."

Jon Stewart held back most of the night with his post-election coverage, preferring punchlines to outrage, but in the final seconds of this segment, Stewart took appropriate umbrage to Bill O'Reilly's comments.

"What an incredible story to tell yourselves. We would've won if it weren't for the moral failings of the non-real America. Fox lost because last night, minorities -- who feel entitled to things -- came and took the country away from the self-sufficient white Medicare retirees and upper-class tax avoidance experts. Or as they're also known: 'Your Audience.'"

Preach.



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  • Bianca Williams

    This video was hilarious and sad at the same time. This election brought out the ugly in a lot of people including people I once considered my friends. Oh well...

  • dizzylucy

    Oh Bill. I'm white, I voted for Obama twice, and I expect nothing. I am owed nothing. The stuff I want I buy with money I earned working. Of course...I am female and single, so obviously I must be after free birth control. There can be no other explanation.

  • Jezzer

    I kind of loved Megyn Kelly for snarking at Karl Rove about his maths, though. Whether or not that was how it was intended, it LOOKED like an awesome, "I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid" moment.

  • Slash

    Ecchh, the Wall Street Journal today (I know Murdoch owns it, but still). One article claims that Mitt Romney ran out of money to run effective TV ads or somesuch bullshit. Yes, Mitt was outgunned by Obama in the money race. He got no benefit whatsoever from the hundreds of millions spent on his behalf (wink wink nudge nudge) by rich douchebags who hate Obama now because he didn't follow up the gigantic bailouts they got from the taxpayers with a lengthy handjob.

    Another load of steaming bullshit disguised as an article talks about the changing demographics (code for illegal brown people having anchor babies) going against Romney.

    I guess I shouldn't have expected the WSJ to point out what's obvious to anybody with a goddam brain in their head.

    Hey, Republicans: It's not us. It's YOU.

    And the reality is, the race was far too close. Your reward for being the most repellent political party in recent U.S. electoral memory should have been a true landslide victory for Obama and other Democrats. The fact that 58 million people voted for Romney should make those 58 million people reassess what kind of people they really are. But it probably won't.

  • annie

    People feel like entitled to things like, you know, living. The same kind of thing they insist on "protecting" to unborn children.

  • Archie Leach

    I feel entitled to porn. I'm pretty sure that's traditional.

  • e jerry powell

    Amen.

  • kushiro -

    It must be exhausting going around trying to reconcile basic Fox News truths:

    1. The U.S. is the Greatest Country in the World.
    2. Half of the people here are lazy, evil non-Americans who are trying to destroy America.

  • Guest

    Daily Show clip for non-Usians.

    http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Only of you live in Canada.

  • Guest

    Arg.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Well, you couldn't have known.

    There is something of a unofficial Firefox plugin especially made for Non-US users who want to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I just can't remember who is it called and where I found it.

    Of course, "Stealthy" should word fine, too.

  • kushiro -

    Using the search engine of your choice, try "modify headers" and "daily show" in some combination. Works for many countries.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Right, that's what it was. Thanks.

  • Guest

    Thank you both--will try.

  • government by the people FOR the people. is it weird if the voters want the government THEY PAY FOR to actually facilitate a functional community and serve their needs, or at very least, not simply chuck them and all their necessary infrastructure into a meat grinder for the never ending greed of millionaires and stateless corporations? Grrrrr.

  • neonseattle

    Jon was on fire last night. I cannot believe my parents watch Fox News as an actual news source :'(((((

  • pissant

    First, I just read on Mitt Romney's now deleted victory site that the president takes the oath of office by placing his hand on the Bible. Is that really a thing? I was under the impression that placing your hand on the Bible while taking oaths (like in court) was something that didn't happen anymore.

    Second, O'Reilly's statements were pretty disgusting. I love what Colbert sarcastically said. It was something along the lines of, "We're the traditional America. We don't want things...we already have things."

    "Traditional America"...

  • Wembley

    The ass-kickingest President, Teddy Roosevelt wasn't sworn in with a bible-neither was Johnson after Kennedy was shot. Several others as well.

  • They do swear oaths over bibles (I think Obama has used/will use the Lincoln Bible). However, they don't have to. The Constitution outlines how to go the secular route by affirming an oath over a legal text. This can be done in courts as well, and there was an example at some point of an elected official swearing their oath over the Quran.

  • kushiro -

    If people think flag pin outrage is ridiculous, just imagine a president who didn't use the bible for the oath.

  • Wembley

    Congressman Keith Ellison (MN) was holding a Quran (owned by Thomas Jefferson) for his official swearing-in photograph. Congress gets sworn-in en masse so none of them place place their left hands on anything (although many do hold a bible or other sacred text).

  • Rooks
  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    "...traditional America"

    Bill, that isn't even a thing any more. Tell your peers.

  • annie

    I wouldn't be able to own property or marry a white dude in "traditional" America or in "your father's America."

  • More like it never even *was* a thing that ever existed except in his fantasies. God, I loved Far From Heaven.

  • e jerry powell

    ...in his fantasies and the Donna Reed Show. Or Leave it to Beaver. Or Father Knows Best. You know, those wholesome, completely fictional all-American sitcoms of three generations ago.

  • ,

    Ward Cleaver was an asshole.

  • e jerry powell

    Probably abused his whole family while stinking drunk. No way was any family that perfect.

  • Guy Gondron

    Fuck Bill O'Reilly right in the ear.

  • e jerry powell

    With a condomless cactus.

  • Ruthie O

    I was lucky enough to watch this shit live. Right after MSNBC called Ohio, my friends and I turned on Fox News to watch them melt down at the news, and it was weirder than we could have ever hoped. What this clip doesn't show are the three or so minutes it took the anchor to walk down dark hallways in search of the "decision desk," awkwardly narrating her walking to the camera the entire time. It was like some absurdist theater come to life, and it was breathtaking to witness.

  • Bert_McGurt

    What made that all the funnier was watching CBC cover it the next morning. The anchor and correspondent were discussing how news stations don't typically have cameras and handheld mics ready and waiting for the anchors if they decide to just get up and go for a walk. So Fox was PREPARED to do the whole bit in advance and they still looked like asshats.

  • Guest

    (Off to find clip)

  • Bert_McGurt

    If it's Heather Hiscox and John Distinguished-Older-Bald-Man-Who-Always-Wears-a-Bowtie-and-a-Vest then you've got the right clip.

  • Wicked

    Bill O'Reilly is a poor excuse of a human being. A real bigotty douchebag that deserves nothing but hot lava on his ass.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Oh, but it was the intro and first segment of The Colbert Report that balanced it all so nicely. Stewart and Colbert really were a one-two punch last night.

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