Jon Stewart Nails Fox News Over Michael Brown Coverage

The Daily Show FTW.

In a Daily Show rant for the ages, Jon Stewart has summed up the outrage and frustration so many have been feeling toward the media coverage following Michael Brown’s murder at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo. police officer.

On August 9, Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager, was gunned down by white police officer Darren Wilson. Since then, the city of Ferguson has erupted in days of violent protests, President Barack Obama released a statement to Brown’s family offering his condolences, civil rights leaders including Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton have joined the conversation, and Brown was laid to rest with no clear answers in sight.

Although details of the shooting incident are still coming to light, some media outlets have used this time of uncertainty and ongoing investigations to essentially assassinate Brown’s character and make the excruciatingly weak argument that this shouldn’t be a race issue…and here’s where Stewart comes in.

Railing against Fox News in particular, Stewart blasts its coverage as only he can—going so far as to say "You really do have no fucking idea, do you?" after rolling a soundbite of Sean Hannity describing what he does when he’s stopped by police while carrying a gun.

Yeah, just let that soak in for a bit.

Stewart even hits a personal note when one of his own correspondents was stopped by security while on location for an interview.

There’s no better way of putting it when Stewart says, "Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it."

[Photo: Kevin Fitzsimons, courtesy of Comedy Central]

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  • The author just forgot that it is in fact law to execute thieves and the like on the spot.

    Oh, no wait... that was in medieval times.

  • borngreat777

    GARRETT LARROW: You are really clueless. Read your link. The white kid was shot by Hispanic cop NOT black cop (of course they are one and same). The cop was wearing a camera and had everything recorded. Besides, the white kid was waving a gun, threatening people.

    Sure, it the exact same thing as gunning down an unarmed black kid who had his hands raised. You just don't get it.

  • Borngreat777: You should be more careful before you call other people "clueless". You should check yourself first. The article does NOT say the cop was Hispanic; it says the VICTIM was Hispanic. The article says that the Chief of Police stated that the officer who fired "is not a white officer" but does not state his "race" or "color". The article also does NOT say that the victim was "waving a gun, threatening people". It says that the cops were investigating an earlier incident where a man was alleged to be waving a gun and that the victim allegedly matched his description. The article further states "Burbank [the Chief of police] did not say if Taylor [the victim] had been armed, waiting instead until five separate investigations into the shooting have been completed." Now you tell me: Who doesn't get it?

  • pd.123

    Borngreat777: You should be more careful before you call other people "clueless". You should check yourself first. The article does NOT say the cop was Hispanic; it says the VICTIM was Hispanic. The article says that the Chief of Police stated that the officer who fired "is not a white officer" but does not state his "race" or "color". The article also does NOT say that the victim was "waving a gun, threatening people". It says that the cops were investigating an earlier incident where a man was alleged to be waving a gun and that the victim allegedly matched his description. The article further states "Burbank [the Chief of police] did not say if Taylor [the victim] had been armed, waiting instead until five separate investigations into the shooting have been completed." Now you tell me: Who doesn't get it?

  • They sneak all kinds of leftist political stuff into their news and tech stories as well. In the homogeneous world of the left, it's either agree or get lost.