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Jon Stewart Slams Fox News For Editing Interview With Chris Wallace (VIDEO)

I think that Jon Stewart is probably one of the smartest men on the planet.  Well, in America, for sure! 

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Jon Stewart opened Monday night’s episode of “The Daily Show” by addressing his weekend appearance on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”

After a playful swipe at Huffington Post’s “YOU’RE INSANE” headline, Stewart went on to suggest that viewers watch the full, unedited interview online, which is the only place where one can see what Stewart termed, “the takeaway moment of the entire interview.” After asking Wallace if he truly believes that Fox News is “exactly the ideological equivalent of NBC News,” Wallace responded, “I think we’re the counterweight. I think they have a liberal agenda and we tell the other side of the story.”

Stewart went on to underline, and mock, the gravity of Wallace’s point:

The other side of the story. “We don’t tell both sides of the story, we tell one side…the other side, the one we perceive is never told. Because as you know, news only comes in two sides. And if the conservative side isn’t being told what’s being told must be liberal. Fox News isn’t fair and balanced. It’s balancing the system, man. Don’t you get it? The system’s unfair and unbalanced. To balance the system, Fox has to be the purest form of right wing resin. Because of how heavy left wing America is. Hollywood, comedians, every single news organization, the Internet, facts, history, science, it’s all just left wing bullshit, man….” Is Fox unbalanced? Yeah. Seriously, their ears are nearly touching the floor. But it’s only because the system is unbalanced.

During the segment, Stewart referred to Wallace as “one of the more respected individuals at Fox,” while also pointing out that the anchor’s statement “basically gives away the game.”     

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Jon Stewart LIVE On Fox News, Tells Host ‘You’re Insane’ (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart took on Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace this past Sunday.   Stewart 1 – Wallace 0

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The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart entered the proverbial lion’s den, appearing live on Fox News Sunday to debate “media bias” with host Chris Wallace.

Early in the interview, Wallace flashed a previous quote of Stewart’s calling Fox News a “relentless agenda-driven 24 hour news opinion propaganda delivery system,” and asked Stewart, “Where do you come up with this stuff?”

Stewart responded, “Uh, it’s actually quite easy.”

Later, when Wallace argued that a clip about Sarah Palin from the Daily Show was political commentary, Stewart told Wallace, “You’re insane… Here’s the difference between you and I. I’m a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there’s no question about that. But the thing that you will never understand…is that Hollywood, yeah, they’re liberal, but that’s not their primary motivating force. I’m not an activist. I am a comedian.”

“Do I want my voice heard?” Stewart continued later. “Absolutely, that’s why I got into comedy. Am I an activist, in your mind? A partisan ideological activist?” Wallace responded, “Yeah.” “Okay, then I disagree with you,” Stewart said. “You can’t understand, because of the world that you live in, that there is not a designed ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change because that’s the soup you swim in. And I appreciate that, I understand it. It reminds me of in ideological regimes, they can’t understand that there is free media other places because they receive marching orders.”

However, it was in a later exchange that Stewart got actually angry at Wallace, as he talked about what he called the misinformation that Fox News gave its viewers.

“The embarrassment is that I’m given credibility in this world because of the disappointment that the public has in what the news media does,” he said.

“I don’t think our viewers are the least bit disappointed with us,” Wallace said. “I think our viewers think, finally, they’re getting somebody who tells the other side of the story.”

“Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart shot back, his voice rising. “The most consistently misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll.”

Watch highlights of the interview courtesy of Huff Post Politics:

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