Always good for a laugh when he is on fox, but Jon admits to some interesting things.
- Talks about his dislike for Obama
- Admits to voting for GHWB
Jon Stewart appeared this morning on "Fox News Sunday" for a spirited, and at times combative, interview. Host Chris Wallace spent much of it trying to pin Stewart down for his repeated criticism of Fox’s “bias,” asking the comedian repeatedly whether he thought the mainstream media — ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, etc. — was itself biased.
Stewart yielded that the majority of people in the media “probably hold liberal beliefs,” but said the other networks and major newspapers aren’t “as relentlessly activist” as Fox. Rather, said Stewart, “the bias of the mainstream media is towards sensationalism, conflict, and laziness.”
WALLACE: You don’t think The New York Times is a liberal organization now pushing a liberal agenda?
STEWART: The New York Times? No. I think they are to a certain extent. Do I think they’re relentlessly activist? No. In a purely liberal partisan way? No, I don’t. I think this is — Fox is a very special.
Stewart also said Fox viewers are “consistently” the most “uninformed” news consumers.
At one point as Wallace continued to press his case, Stewart compared him and other Fox anchors to dupes inside a totalitarian state.