“Jon Stewart Responds to Own Factual Inaccuracy Revelation with Anti-Fox News Tantrum, ” according to breitbart.com.
On his Monday program, Stewart apologized for an error in including the San Bernardino Co., CA Dante Parker case in a list of police brutality incidents across the country. San Bernardino Co. District Attorney Mike Ramos got him good for the error, publicly.
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But shortly afterwards, Stewart sank his teeth into the Fox News Channel, “which had pointed out Stewart’s error on various occasions over the past week, ” according to breitbart.com.
As mediaite.com’s Josh Feldman put it: “…what drove Stewart the craziest was that his ‘sloppiness’ is being used by Fox News to dismiss the more complex conversation about race and the police.”
Stewart went after “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade:
“Fuck you, Brian – seriously, f-ck you, ” everyone’s beloved funnyman said. “That is so far out of line, that even within the confines of this bit — ostensibly accepting blame for everything that’s coming my way for a factual error I really do regret, fuck you, ears, eyes, nose and throat. In fact, if I hadn’t told you to fuck off, I would have had to apologize on tomorrow night’s show for being factually incorrect.”
Here’s the thing, though: when you’re the highest paid television personality on the planet, bar none, and you go after a second tier boob like Brian Kilmeade, with so much less media power than yours — you look bad.
Makes no difference that Brian Kilmeade is an honest to goodness douchebag. We all know he’s a douchebag, he works for Fox News, for heaven’s sake.
You want to know what I think? I think it’s time for Stewart to do something else. First, a long vacation, and then, who knows, maybe politics, maybe movies. But if things continue down this slope — he’s bound to lose his Walter Cronkite-like status with the young folks.