March 19, 2015

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a whack at Fox "news" for the double standard when it comes to their screaming for accountability on Ferguson while refusing to hold themselves accountable for their Benghazi witch hunt.

Stewart Trashes Fox for Calling for Ferguson Apologies: Where’s Your Benghazi Apology?:

Stewart took note of how Fox touted only one of the two DOJ reports on Ferguson––the one that very clearly refuted “hands up, don’t shoot.”

And in the weeks since, Fox News has been questioning where all the apologies are for people who pushed that narrative. Stewart agreed, asking, “Wouldn’t it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false divisive anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?”

From there, Stewart really went after Fox for doing the same thing on Benghazi––”being irresponsible and divisive”––but then not apologizing after the Benghazi report released last year by a GOP-led committee refuted some of the prevailing theories about intelligence failures the night of the attack.

Stewart wrapped things up with this most excellent rant.

STEWART: Yes, the network who used the word Benghazi like a clubhouse password, the official Republican dominated House report on Benghazi was the only news story in two years that didn't remind them to talk about Benghzai!

Which brings us once again to our main point of respect and appreciation, the beauty that is the ugliness of Fox News, they demand accountability for anger and divisiveness while holding themselves entirely unaccountable for their anger and divisiveness. For two years they used Benghazi as shorthand, as a symbol for the whole concept of a corrupt, lying, tyrannical, possibly murderous Obama White House, kind of like other people used "hands up don't shoot" as a symbol for systemic racism.

And there's really only one difference between the two phenomenon. Systemic racism actually exists.


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