The Daily Show Takes Down Fox News


Conservatives are good at reinventing their Dear Leaders' images after they leave office. The best example is Reagan, a not-terribly popular president who's been re-cast as a universally-beloved "Great Communicator" (among the past ten presidents, Reagan's average approval rating, 52 percent, puts him in sixth place, behind Kennedy (70 percent), Eisenhower (66 percent), George H.W. Bush (61 percent), Bill Clinton (55 percent), and Lyndon Johnson (55 percent)).

I guess Fox News is trying to get a jump on the process, with the release of a glowing, Riefenstahl-esque hagiography of Bush before he's even left office and had a moment to contemplate what project he'll screw up next.

But the Daily Show's John Oliver hit back, with a hilarious look at Fox's purported fairness and balance.

Part I:

Part II after the jump:

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