I thought Fox's Eric Bolling would possibly just slither away after having his ass handed to him by Jon Stewart this Thursday, where Stewart just destroyed Bolling and his network for their shaming of those receiving SNAP benefits, but apparently that was not the case.
On this Saturday's Cashin' In, Bolling did his best to distort once again what Stewart said about him and his cohorts on Fox, and pretended that they had some sort of "kumbaya moment.":
After getting a comedic slaughtering on The Daily Show a few nights ago, Eric Bolling answered back – by pretending he and Jon Stewart agree on the need to fight “waste and abuse in addition to food stamp fraud.” Which may be true as far as it goes but completely missed the point of Stewart’s epic smackdown. Bolling said on today’s Cashin’ In show:
Last week we schooled (said with air quotes) Jon Stewart for bashing Fox for exposing waste, fraud and abuse in entitlement programs like food stamps. And Stewart shot back Thursday night.
But here’s the thing. The funny man agrees America has a problem. So, Jon, we have a Kumbaya moment here. We should be fighting all waste and abuse in addition to food stamp fraud, right?
Let’s take it a step further, like the nearly $20 billion in Medicaid waste and fraud. $60 billion in Medicare. And $7 billion in Social Security. Bottom line? Waste, fraud and abuse is rampant in a bloated government set on handing out other people’s money.
…By the way, Jonny Boy? We’re gonna give you an E for effort.
Well, Bolling can pretend he didn't come out looking completely foolish and discredited but I think anyone who saw Stewart’s riff would say differently. For one thing, Stewart’s point was not about the problem of “rampant” “waste, fraud and abuse” but Fox's mean-spirited, disingenuous and hypocritical distortion of the problem. Read on...
Of course, Bolling didn't let any of his audience actually hear what Stewart said about him and his network's coverage. He had the segment rolling in the background as he talked over it. Bolling is probably hoping Stewart will forget about this by the time he gets back from vacation next week.