Fox hunting: the right-wing’s chronically angry war for ideological purity is killing Jon Stewart (video)


As we all know, Fox lies. It is their brand. This is what makes Bill O’Reilly’s current war with truth somewhat unsurprising. On his show last night, Jon Stewart decided to celebrate Fox’s lying ways with a nifty little vine that races through 50 of those lies (it’s a bottomless resource, really) in just 6 seconds. “Plenty more where that came from,” Stewart said.

For the rest of the segment, Stewart makes an excellent case that truth is very far from the agenda on Fox and all of right-wing media. “They purport to want to fix things,” he said. “But conservatives are not looking to make education more rigorous and informative, or science more empirical or verifiable, or voting more representative, or the government more efficient or effective. They just want all those things to reinforce their partisan ideological conservative viewpoint. Because in their mind, the opposite of ‘bad’ isn’t ‘good.’ The opposite of ‘bad’ is ‘conservative.’ The opposite of ‘wrong’ isn’t ‘right’ — it’s ‘right-wing.’”

Janet Allon / AlterNet

To watch the clip use the password: imincorrigible

Video © Comedy Central

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