A few nights ago on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart mocked Fox's ginned-up outrage over Al Gore's sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. Stewart rightly nailed the "controversy" as Fox's "first boner of the year." He went on to say, "This won't be a four-hour erection, or will it?" That was funny and great enough. But then he penetrated to the core of the hypocrisy.
While Foxies sputtered about the anti-Americanism of Al Jazeera, they conveniently ignored how their own boss, Rupert Murdoch, has a stake in the Saudi media conglomerate, Rotana - mostly owned by Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal, who is also a part owner of Fox News parent company, News Corp. If you think Al Jazeera is anti-American, check out the clip that Stewart found from Rotana.
And is it just me or did Fox stop attacking Gore after Stewart aired this?
Congratulations, dipstick. You win hands down in the hate and anger contest that wasn’t even close.