Jon Stewart Attacks Fox News: 'It's a F**k You to People With Brains'

Jon Stewart attacked cable news networks yesterday, taking the time to specifically call out Fox for its biased coverage and misleading slogan. As always, Stewart's analysis was as funny as it was true. The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz has the story:


DENVER, Aug. 25 -- Jon Stewart ripped the cable news networks Monday as a "brutish, slow-witted beast" and castigated Fox News as "an appendage of the Republican Party."
Wearing a gray T-shirt and a healthy stubble, the "Daily Show" host told reporters that Fox's fair-and-balanced slogan is "a (expletive) you to people with brains" and that only "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace "saves that network from slapping on a bumper sticker ... Barack Obama could cure cancer and they'd figure out a way to frame it as an economic disaster."
"I'm stunned to see Karl Rove on a news network as an analyst," he said of the Bush White House aide-turned Fox commentator.

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