By now, most of us have seen Jon Stewart's farewell show featuring all the great reporters that graced the Daily Show's wonderful reign over the last 16 years of late night TV. Howie Kurtz, host of Fox 'News' Media Buzz, was particularly miffed that he was critiqued not only in the final show, but a few days earlier. On August 3rd, Stewart ripped Kurtz one last time before leaving the air, except Kurtz's reply forced Stewart to again rip him a new one.
The problem, according to Howie, is the liberal bias that afflicts the perspective that Stewart takes while presenting his stories. He had 'secret meetings' with President Obama, even though they were not the least bit secretive. Stewart is shown in a clip saying, 'you could have shown a clip of me pimping for some signature policy, like Obamacare.' He plays several clips of other Fox 'News' hosts clearly showing Stewart being anything but a cheerleader for the Obama Administration.
Kurtz claims that he has always been fair with Jon Stewart, and they have had a nice back and forth over the years. He always follows his assessment of Stewart, however, as having a 'liberal bias,' which negates his alleged praise of the comedian.
But on the final show, Stewart, Kurtz said, ended their relationship with his brand of 'understatement.'
CLIP plays: *explosion* 'Adios motherfucker!'
Kurtz claims to be more virtuous and says he's taking the high road. So he responds with,
So noble. Except this segment seemed like a bully's way of sucker-punching his 'victim' so he can't get in another shot.