Jon Stewart Calls BS on Fox News’ “Stop Politicizing a Tragedy” Rhetoric


After his heartfelt “no joke” intro last week following the Charleston shootings, Jon Stewart returned to funny form in last night’s Daily Show with his ire cranked full blast and aimed at right wing media —who have accused liberals, and the President, of using the tragedy to advance “their narrative.”With no small amount of sarcasm, he began by saying:

The emergence of Dylann Roof’s white power manifesto did little to alleviate any confusion about why he did it, about why this white racist racisasist assassinated nine church-goers while racist racering rascist racheric. I guess we’ll just never know.

Stewart highlighted the hypocrisy of some Fox News anchors, particularly Rich Lowry, who over the weekend said: “The bodies aren’t cold and you have people trying to score political points off of it, and frankly, it’s disgusting.” Stewart proceeded to read an op-ed Lowry wrote last year — three days after two NYPD were shot dead — which accused the mayor of New York, Bill DeBlasio, of peddling the idea that police are racist.

Protests have started in South Carolina, which are calling for the confederate flag to be removed from the capital building, pointing to the level of confederate history the town is steeped in. Stewart said, “In truth, it’s the absolute least you can do.”

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