The Daily Show's Jon Stewart gave Fox's Howard Kurtz and his network the treatment they deserve one more time before leaving the air this week. As we already discussed here, Howie and his buddy David Zurawik were bashing Stewart once again, with Zurawik calling Stewart a "tool" of the Obama administration for visiting the White House and having a discussion with President Obama that they were not made aware of right away.
Stewart got his evens this evening, and as Arturo Garcia at Raw Story explained, it was awesome: ‘Adios, motherf*ckers!’: Jon Stewart torches Fox News one more time — and it’s awesome:
Jon Stewart started his last week hosting the Daily Show by dissecting how badly Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz misfired in trying to paint him as an apologist for President Barack Obama.
“I’m just playing around with you guys,” Stewart said over shots of various Fox hosts. “Your hypocrisy isn’t a bug in the Fox model; it’s the feature. Your job is to discredit any source of criticism that might hurt the conservative brand by angrily holding them to standards you yourselves jettison in your news network’s mission statement.” [...]
Stewart shot down Kurtz’s segment with a barrage of Fox clips showing their hosts criticizing Obama by pointing out that “even” Stewart himself was knocking him on various policy decisions. It was also Kurtz, Stewart noted, who reported on Fox officials instructing the news department to call the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — “government-run healthcare” at every opportunity.
“My hunch is, this show’s been harder on the Obama administration and this president per capita than you ever were in your eight years of [George W.] Bush fingerb*nging,” Stewart said.
However, he added, Fox will not “get around” to verifying that statistic, since the conservative network never responded to his compilation of 50 Fox lies in six seconds that aired this past February.
Stewart proceeded to take an imaginary match to the studio and told Kurtz and his buddies “How does that motherf*cking taste?” “Adios motherf*ckers!”
After his staff reminded him he had three shows left, Stewart calmed down a bit and broke out the fire extinguisher.
I'm really, really going to miss Stewart when he goes off the air.