Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jon Stewart tells Fox News to shut the BLEEP up

Yesterday, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show took on Fox News for its defense of Rush Limbaugh. Specifically, he took on Fox's conservative martyr complex which accuses the "liberal" media of double standard. You see they compare Limbaugh's remarks about Sandra Fluke in which he called her a "slut" and "prostitute" to liberal comedian Bill Maher's insults hurled at Sarah Palin. Sigh.

A quick few points here. Bill Maher is a comedian. Things he says are jokes. He makes no claims about leading a political movement. Whereas Rush Limbaugh is not a satirist or comedian. He wants to be taken seriously. Why do you think, he speaks to conservative groups like CPAC? Why do you think conservatives want to be on his show? He's not doing a stand up routine. He's so big in the conservative movement, that Republicans are scared to criticize him. He is the de facto leader of the conservatives. And by the way, Limbaugh's comments can be imputed to all women of sex bearing age who use contraceptives and want their insurance to cover the cost.

So Jon Stewart of the Daily Show had some things to say about Fox News' defense of Rush Limbaugh. Check out his piece.

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