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Jon Stewart visit's FOX News and finds them wanting…….

Jon Stewart, who already had a reputation for lobbing word grenades at media personalities and outlets that displease him, this week delivered one of the most sustained criticisms of Fox News ever heard on Fox News.

That network, lambasted by many on the left as an arm of the conservative movement, is a “cyclonic perpetual emotion machine” that has “taken reasonable concerns about this president and this economy and turned it into a full-fledged panic about the next coming of Chairman Mao,” Mr. Stewart told Bill O’Reilly of Fox.

Parts of the interview were shown on Wednesday and Thursday evenings on Fox News’s most popular program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” and were widely praised by television critics. But Mr. Stewart had a lot more to say about Fox in the portions of the interview that were edited out of the television broadcast.

This week, invited onto “The O’Reilly Factor” by its host, Mr. O’Reilly, Mr. Stewart asserted that Fox News was “the most passionate and sells the clearest narrative of any news organization,” then asked with a smirk, “are you still referring to it in that manner?”

Mr. O’Reilly defended Fox as a news organization and cited a poll last month by the Public Policy Polling organization that showed Fox News was more widely trusted than any other television news organization.

Mr. Stewart said Fox had been able to “mainstream conservative talk radio.” On television on Wednesday night, the exchange ended there. But in the studio, Mr. Stewart swung harder, saying Fox had mixed the “media arm of a political party” with “a little bit” of objectivity, something that White House officials have also asserted in recent months.

Fox News said the interview was edited only for time. A video of the unedited interview was posted on BillOReilly.com and on foxnews.com on Thursday night.

Listen folks…we all know where FOX News is coming fromn…it’s no secret…..But here’s a fact……The FOX news channel consistently out polls all the other cable channels…..not sometimes….all the time…a lot of some bodies watch their news…..even the Dog sometimes watches their news to see what the other half says……

There we said it…we sometimes tune FOX News in……Agh!

February 5, 2010 - Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , ,


  1. Hehe.. but wouldn’t you say O’Reilly and Beck&Hannity are very far apart? The Tpm’s of Bill are usually reasonable and informative, and i think he agreed to a lot of the criticism from Stewart..

    Comment by talkandpolitics | February 6, 2010 | Reply

    • I still see him as a guy playing to his ‘brand’….just being….” that’s wrong…this is wrong…I’m better than you”…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 6, 2010 | Reply

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