Jon Stewart spent nine minutes discussing Ferguson last night and much of it focused on the hypocrisy of Fox’s white racial grievance industry. If Fox had been around for Selma, Alabama, the headline would probably have been, ‘Relax, Selma isn’t slavery.’” Stewart noted.
As usual, Stewart brilliantly captured the way Fox stokes animosity by playing the victim, in this case via race. Summing up a series of Fox clips about Ferguson, Stewart said, “These protests may look like a spontaneous groundswell of frustration, grief and anger amongst a community that feels disenfranchised, but they’re actually perpetrating bidding of America’s race-grievance puppeteers.” And then he aired another series of clips showing how Fox is exactly the kind of race-grievance puppeteer it accuses civil rights leaders of being. With special focus on Fox’s master baiter of race, Sean Hannity.
“It almost makes you think that the crime that they’re really upset about over there isn’t race pimping or race arson, it’s race plagiarism,” Stewart concluded.
Watch it below, from last night’s The Daily Show.
The Daily Show is not a news program? Or is it Fox News that’s the comedy station?
You are so correct Warner, we’s low informed needs some more skhoolin.
In your honor Warner to quote that literary giant George W Bush… “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”