WATCH: Jon Stewart Reminds Fox News That Demonizing the Poor is Totally Their Thing
Recently, at an event on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama made the rather obvious point that Fox News trades in demonizing the poor by finding the most cartoon cases of "welfare abuse" and highlighting them without proper context or a shred of intellectual honesty:
"If you watch Fox News on a regular basis...they will find folks who make me mad. I don't know where they find them."
Not surprisingly, Fox News pounced on the President's rather benign take and played the victim - jumping on the airwaves to whine how unfair he was being. In doing so, they hastily tried to rewrite their long, sleazy history of blaming the poor for our country's ills.
Luckily, Jon Stewart (and his hypocrisy seeking software, SnapStream) took note and did an excellent job running through Fox News' poor-bashing greatest hits and reminding us, once again, that no one should take seriously any media outlet that unironically uses the term "moocher class".