Jon Stewart shredded Fox News' war on the poor last night. His monologue was so devastating, so complete and so hilarious that I doubt Eric Bolling, the Fox host whose complaint about Stewart precipitated this response, will ever challenge him on the air again.
You really don't need the backstory to appreciate just how masterfully Stewart destroys Fox's phony coverage of "food stamp abuse." But it adds an extra, satisfying (to us) dimension if you know that last week, Fox's Eric Bolling called Stewart "Dummy" over a previous - and equally brilliant - takedown of Fox News' war on the poor.
On the March 8 Cashin' In show, Bolling went after Stewart - and then invited him to give the show some younger demo cred come on Cashin' In and debate. Bolling said:
Let me school you, Mr. Stewart. Food stamps aren’t just being used for food. A lot of clowns are withdrawing cash from their EBT cards and then spending it on other things like booze, weed and lap dances. By the way, Jon, you’re welcome to come on the show any time to debate it, Dummy.
I think Bolling can take this as a "no." And considering how Stewart destroyed Bolling's credibility and also revealed his utter hypocrisy - at the same time he was made to look a fool - I have a feeling Bolling won't be complaining about Stewart on the air again any time soon.
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This may explain why the media has not reported on the hacking scandals in the U.K. It all boils down to protecting business interests.
Wait, then the question would have become how a rich person defrauded the system to get on stamps, and not what kind of a parasite the “surfer bum” is.
I got nothing on the rest of this- Stewart said it perfectly, but people tend to forget that Greenslate was quickly outed by the rest of the California music community, he’s notorious for that kinda shit statewide. If Stewart and his writers hadn’t forgotten that part, this would have been perfect.
Could it be that the “liberal media” is NOT as liberal as FoxNoise and the rest of the
You are spot on Aunty. Bolling will have all day to prepare his rebuttal. If he had a nutsack, he would go on the Daily Show to “school” Stewart some more.
Bolling has already offered 2 separate excuses/arguments today. Early this morning he said he was taken out of context with a Daily Show video slice & dice.
Then he decided that it’s a Daily Show false equivalency to pit legit tax breaks against people who are defrauding the system.
By the time The Five is on the air at — what time was that again — he’ll have his arguments, honed over the course of the day, down pat.
With all my love,
If Bolling Mad wants to sit down and talk about fraud let’s begin with the trials in the U.K.
Given the number of freelancers 21st Century Fox employs, we would not be surprised if they are on Food Stamps.