Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart blasts Fox News 'hypocrisy' on Obama blast

JON Stewart has a long-standing feud with Fox News, and the host of The Daily Show made sure to use his last week to go out in style.

The comic and media critic was lambasted by Fox after it was revealed he met Barack Obama in a series of secret meetings in 2011 and 2014.

They called him a 'tool' and accused him of being an unofficial mouthpiece for the Obama administration, pointing out their similar ideologies and Stewart's criticism of anything Obama's opponents say or do.

But Stewart hit back, saying he has regularly criticised the actions of the President and would continue to do so regardless of any meetings between the two.

"One thing I saw in that whole report there is they didn't seem to support their assertions with, uh - evidence," he quipped.

Stewart pointed out that Fox News President Roger Ailes advised Bush on how to 'present' the war on terror to the American public.

He also pointed out that Fox News' Washington managing editor, Bill Sammons, told his team to call Obamacare the GOP-approved 'government option' instead of the 'public option'.

"Your hypocrisy isn't a bug in the Fox model; it's the feature," he said.

"Your job is to discredit any source of criticism that might hurt the conservative brand by angrily holding them to standards you yourselves jettisoned in your news network's mission statement," he  said.

He added that his show had arguably been harder on the administration than Fox had during Bush's eight-year presidency.

Stewart then bid Fox goodbye with an "Adios, motherf***ers!", before realising he had three shows left.


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