Jon Stewart Chides Fox News: You'd Like Bob Bergdahl's Beard If He Was On 'Duck Dynasty'
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a comedic swipe at Brian Kilmeade of the Fox & Friends morning show for criticizing the long beard worn by the father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Kilmeade suggested the recently-released prisoner-of-war's father was un-American by continuing to wear a beard that he said he grew as a sign of solidarity with his son during his imprisonment.
“He says he was growing his beard because his son was in captivity," Kilmeade said, before directly admonishing Bob Bergdahl. "You don’t have to look like a member of the Taliban. Are you out of razors?"
"I don’t want to complicate your hatred of facial hair there, friend, but my guess is if you gave Bob Berg-dahl a bandana and a duck, you’d like him just f---ing fine," said Stewart, in reference to the men of the Robertson clan, stars of Duck Dynasty, who are known for their trademark long beards.
Fox and other conservative media outlets revere the stars of the popular A&E television series, who are unabashedly religious and conservative. Late last year, Fox came to the defense of Phil Roberston after he gave a controversial interview to GQ magazine that included homophobic remarks.
Stewart also chided Fox News Host Sean Hannity for messing with the pronunciation of Bergdahl's last name, placing the accent on the last syllable to make it sound foreign.
“Oh, Berg-dahl? Is that how we’re pronouncing it now?” Stewart asked. “I guess the purposeful mispronunciation of a soldier’s last name to make it sound Arabic is not purposeful. I mean, Sean Hannity’s not an ass-hole, right?”
Watch the video from last night's show below: