Jon Stewart slams Fox News’ ‘false patriotism’
On the same episode, Stewart criticized the attention paid by American news outlets to Obama’s salute, suggesting that there were more pressing issues
U.S. political satirist Jon Stewart sent a strong-worded message to a Fox News’ anchor pointing the latter's display of hypocrisy.
Stewart was frustrated with a Fox News anchor’s remarks mocking the first female UAE pilot leading airstrikes against ISIS after the same anchor slammed President Barack’s “latte salute” as disrespectful.
“F*** you, and all your false patriotism,” he said.
On the same episode, Stewart criticized the attention paid by American news outlets to Obama’s salute, suggesting that there were more pressing issues, as argued by the same networks, to be occupied with.
After showing a series of Fox News anchors commenting on Obama’s salute, Stewart responded with a “Shut-up.”
“You don't really care about this,” he said. “You have no principle about this. You're just trying to score points in a game no one else is playing, and here’s how we know,” Stewart said before cutting to the Fox News anchor.
Stewart’s stance, he explained, comes from Fox News’ staunch criticism of Obama for doing things and taking decisions similar to those of former President George W. Bush.
“When Bush took us to war any criticism was shouted down as treason,” he said.
“But a president you don’t like has the country poised on the same precipice, no transgression, no matter how immaterial and ridiculous, is too small to cite as evidence that this president isn’t as American as you are,” Stewart said before describing a Sean Hannity segment commenting on the salute as a “hot cup of dissonance.”