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WATCH: Jon Stewart's 'Double Down' on the Sean Hannity Feud

"I just can't believe that in this day and age, with all that we know, this sh** is out there."

On last night's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart hit back at Sean Hannity after the Fox host claimed that Stewart was "obsessed with him"

Stewart replied that he, in fact, was obsessed with Hannity's program, in much of the same way that he's "obsessed with antibiotic resistant superbugs, the Pacific garbage patch, or the KFC Double Down."

On Tuesday, Hannity attempted to mock Stewart after the Comedy Central Host called Hannity out for his vapid support of rancher Cliven Bundy. Hannity showed a video of Stewart onstage at a rally with Yusef Islam (nee rock star Cat Stevens). Islam once said he supported a fatwah against author Salman Rusdie after the publication of "The Satanic Verses" in 1988. 

"Correct, Mr. Hannity, mistake. I should have looked into it more, I should have known better," admitted Stewart. "I'm just not sure you're the best guy to make the guilt-by-musician-association point." The show then cut to a video of rock guitarist Ted Nugent holding an automatic weapon and suggesting gun violence against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After the playing of the clip, Hannity called Nugent a "friend and frequent guest" on his program. 

Watch the Comedy Central video below:

 

Cliff Weathers is a former senior editor at AlterNet and served as a deputy editor at Consumer Reports. Twitter @cliffweathers.

 

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