Jon Stewart Rips Into Fox for Accusing Other News Outlets of 'Rushing to Judgment'
If Fox News is good at one thing, it is self-congratulation. Though progressive watchdog groups like Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting devote much of their time to debunking Fox falsehoods, and the Los Angeles Times editorial board wrote in 2010 that Fox should “stop pretending to be an objective news source,” the network clings tightly to claims of journalistic integrity.
In the most recent incident of Fox News back-patting, anchor Megyn Kelly spends an entire segment congratulating the network for its accurate coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. “Will the mainstream media ever hail us as heroes for this?” she asks. “They got it right three times in 10 years!” replies Jon Stewart. “Those are solar eclipse numbers, people. Which is why I think it’s recommended that you only watch Fox through a tiny pinhole in a piece of cardboard. You can’t look directly at Fox. It will burn your soul.”
Stewart then runs an extended montage of Fox anchors applauding themselves and their outlet for being “the only network that’s telling the truth right now.” Stewart’s response: “I get it now. Your network launched in 1996, you’re 18 years old. Just like every other 18-year-old, you have a massive ego and spend 24 hours a day jerking yourself off.”