Jon Stewart: Fox News Lives ‘In a World of Pure Fear and Despair’

Tim Molloy
The Wrap

Jon Stewart wondered on the “Daily Show” Tuesday what it’s like for Fox News to inhabit a “world of pure fear and despair” — especially around the holidays.

Stewart noted several recent Fox News stories, including one about a YMCA hosting a special swim class for Muslim girls, and another about people being robbed on the street.

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“What is it like to inhabit a world of pure fear and despair where every inconsequential change in what was becomes a harbinger of a dystopian, post-America apocalypse where only Muslims can swim, and the sidewalk game where decent law-abiding white folk are randomly knocked out has replaced baseball as our national pastime?”

He says the network’s “sense of persecution” is always at its worst around the holidays — when it flags constant evidence of the “war on Christmas.” One story noted that a school isn’t allowing faith-based Christmas music.

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“How can I enjoy my Christmas,” Stewart asked, “when I know that somewhere a little Jewish boy isn’t being forced to sing ‘Oh Little Town of Bethlehem’?”

He also made the case that the Pope — with his recent remarks against unchecked capitalism — may be waging the most aggressive war on Christmas.

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