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Jon Stewart takes on Fox News

OK, this is a repost of a comment I left on CiF. But I’ve been blogging so little recently, I reckon it’s acceptable. Referring to Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and their take on the insanity that is Fox News:

Jon Stewart has done lots of pieces that show – better than many journalists seem capable of doing – just how FNC intentionally blurs ‘news’ with ‘opinion’.

A couple of recent examples that come to mind are his approx. 10 minute bit from about 2 weeks ago, about the ‘war between the White House and Fox News’ (http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/253737/thu-october-29-2009-wanda-sykes) and his hilarious send up of Glen Beck’s lunatic conspiracy theory/mass crazy therapy session (http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/254889/thu-november-5-2009-susan-rice).

You don’t need to be told that these are comedy because they’re aired on Comedy Central. But their message is, at base, a serious one: Fox News Channel is a morally corrupt, institutionally mendacious TV station. We all know that, but sometimes it’s nice to hear someone sane remind us of it… and give us a laugh at the same time.