Jon Stewart ‘Checks Work’ for Fox

Jon Stewart ‘Checks Work’ for Fox


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9 responses to “Jon Stewart ‘Checks Work’ for Fox

  1. While you’re there watching this video, check out the one where John McCain goes further than ‘joking in song’ about Bomb Bomb Iran and now testifies at a Senate hearing that America should ‘pull the trigger’!

    There probably wasn’t any doubt that Americans elected the right man in the fall of 2008, but this erases any that might have existed! We barely survived those eight years when the neocons were in charge, we must protect against repeating that situation EVER AGAIN!

  2. Zippy

    Fox went off the deep end long ago. It’s scary that some people take them seriously, and the damage that kind of “journalism” has done to real journalism is scary.

    Case in point: I cringed when I read from several ‘old journalism’ sites—like the Scripps-Howard service– that the Domestic Spying Program under Bush became defunct 3 years ago.

    Huh? No continuing reports of illegal activity? No FISA Amendments Act of 2008? No leaked reports–from 2009, thank you– of embarrassed employees listening in on private American chatter?

    And we’ve always been at war with Eurasia.

  3. This is an interesting op-ed piece.

    Have Republicans Been Out-Foxed?

    Some conservatives are beginning to question whether Fox News is good for their movement.

    GOP Sen. Tom Coburn scored a perfect 100 on the American Conservative Union’s rankings for lawmakers last year. That makes him one of the last people you’d expect to criticize what liberals see as the GOP’s most notable media mouthpiece, Fox News, but that’s exactly what he did at a recent town-hall meeting in Oklahoma. When an audience member fretted about going to prison for not buying health insurance, Coburn responded, “The intention is not to put anyone in jail. That makes for good TV on Fox, but that isn’t the intention.”

    • From the Newsweek article linked above:

      “David Frum, a prominent conservative pundit and former speechwriter for George W. Bush, led the charge last month when he lambasted Republicans’ handling of health-care reform. In a piece about the health-care vote titled “Waterloo,” Frum wrote, “We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat. There were leaders who knew better, who would have liked to deal. But they were trapped. Conservative talkers on Fox and talk radio had whipped the Republican voting base into such a frenzy that deal-making was rendered impossible…By mobilizing them with hysterical accusations and pseudo-information, overheated talk has made it impossible for representatives to represent and elected leaders to lead.” On Nightline, Frum noted, “Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we’re discovering we work for Fox…The thing that sustains a strong Fox network is the thing that undermines a strong Republican Party.”

      • I feel so sorry for Bob Frum, I could almost shed a tear. sniff-sniff

        Republican Party, I think this one’s from The Bible (you know the book, right?–it’s the one you didn’t burn while you were in power):

        “…whatsoever a man soweth, that he shall also reap.”

        In spades, Mr Frum, in spades.

    • Zippy

      I once argue with a Libertarian friend about the American with Disabilities Act, and how something involved fines–not exactly commandos showing up in the driveway.

      His basic view: If you outright refuse to build the ramp, and refuse the pay the fine, then they come after you.


      I don’t know many buildings I’ve seen that were out of ADA compliance, and nothing happened. Some no doubt are exempt. I have also heard of business being given more time–repeatedly–to get into compliance.

      I have never–never–heard of anyone being hauled to jail for refusing to pay a civil fine, though I suppose if you also fail to appear in court, you’re rather asking for something bad to happen.

      I wonder how far you can stretch that slippery slope? I recall an Old SNL skit where junior refused to go to school, so Dad, to make a point, refused to go to work, his boss followed suit. . . . . . . . . . . . .

      . . . .”Russian soldiers!” dragging them out their house! All because junior wouldn’t go to school!

  4. More dark corners explored. 🙂 It will be more difficult for Fox News reporters to continue their lies if we make sure the other side is told!

  5. indypendent

    Did you see O’Reilly go after Coburn? O’Reilly even went as far as to say no one on Fox News said that people would go to jail if they did not buy health insurance.

    Well, Keith Olbermann showed videos of several Fox News saying just that and two of those incidents just happened to be Bill O’Reilly on his own show in two separate incidents.

    When, oh when, will these Republicans learn that they cannot continue to spread their lies when there are videotapes?

    They are not only the Party of No – they must also be the Party of No Brains.

    Being dumb is one thing, but being dumb and proud of it is just plain stupid.

    And you cannot fix stupid!