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Stewart Scolds Fox News For Defending Duck Dynasty Star's Anti-Gay Remarks

“Look, I think what the guy said is ignorant but I also have an inclination to support a world where saying ignorant sh*t on television doesn’t get you kicked off that medium.”
 
 
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On last night’s  The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart weighed in on the latest Duck Dynasty controversy regarding anti-gay comments that patriach Phil Robertson made to GQ magazine comparing bestiality with homosexuality, prompting his suspension.

Stewart gave his take on the issue.

“Look, I think what the guy said is ignorant but I also have an inclination to support a world where saying ignorant sh*t on television doesn’t get you kicked off that medium.” 

Stewart then took down Fox News for defending Robertson’s comments:

“I guess I stand with the free speech absolutists at Fox News, who don’t believe you should pressure people to have to adhere to cultural norms of speech — mostly.”

Stewart then followed with an epic montage of Fox’s so-called “War On Christmas.”

"Their belief in free speech doesn't extend to the holidays, when the word 'Christmas' is mandatory," he said.

Watch the showdown:

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

 
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