The newest mantra among the few remaining Trump shills is the theory that presidential polls are completely inaccurate—because, as the baseless hypothesis goes, the mainstream media are distorting the information—and therefore Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton isn’t absolutely crushing Donald Trump at this point in the election. (Actually, she is.)
Stewart, Colbert Save the Day: Bill O’Reilly and Fox News’ ISIS Insanity Makes Them More Essential than Ever
As the nation continues airstrikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. public is bracing for yet another military conflict in the Middle East. And in order to make sense of this new crisis viewers are finding that “fake news” often offers better analysis than the so-called “real news.” While Fox News’s Eric Bolling called the first female UAE pilot that bombed the Islamic State “boobs on the ground” and coverage on all major news channels mistakenly described ISIS as an imminent threat to the United States, fake news offered the U.S. public a refreshing dose of reality.
So, we're at war, and how are we dealing with it? With all the maturity of a bunch of kindergartners, that's how. Jon Stewart opened with a far-ranging rant Thursday night in which he blasted Congress for refusing to do its job, again, and draft up a resolution declaring war (as the Constitution suggests.) The reason, of course, is the upcoming midterm elections. Brave congressmembers would not want to do something that might jeopardize their jobs, so that they might continue to do nothing, and agree on less.
On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart seamlessly blasted Fox News’ sudden turnaround against the U.S. Constitution in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. The host went right down the nation’s Supreme Law, and picked out several rights that the constitution-obsessed Fox wants revoked for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Stewart started with the debate over reading the suspect his Miranda rights and questioned Fox hosts who didn’t seem to pay attention in government class.
Fox News host Eric Bolling bemoaned Rutgers University’s decision to fire men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of Rice abusing players by throwing basketballs at them, shoving them, and harassing them with profane and homophobic language, including “fucking faggot.”