Jon Stewart Slams Fox News: ‘F*** You and All Your False Patriotism’
On Thursday’s edition of the Daily Show, host Jon Stewart slammed Fox News’ Eric Bolling and the network’s hypocrisy in their coverage of President Obama’s “latte salute.”
“F*** you and all your false patriotism,” Stewart said. “When Bush took us to war, any criticism was shouted down as treasonous. But a president you don’t like has the country poised on the same precipice and no transgression – no matter how immaterial and ridiculous – is too small to cite as evidence that this president isn’t as American as you are.”
“Here we’ve got two presidents, both sending the United States to war citing the same legal authorities,” Stewart continued. “Both without any seeming exit strategy and both holding sh*t in their hands while saluting our troops. But in their diseased minds, only one did that because he loved America. The other did it because he hated it.”
Stewart then turned to Congress, noting that while Fox News covers Obama’s coffee, Democrats and Republicans are bickering within their own respective parties whether Obama has the authority to expand operations in Iraq and Syria without congressional approval.
“It is so heartening to see Congress – usually gridlocked along partisan lines – finally reaching across the aisle and coming together to get nothing done,” Stewart quipped.