The Daily Show's Jon Stewart let the politicians have it for the second night in a row for being willing to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act, but most of his ire was reserved for the pundits such as Sean Hannity and his cohorts on Fox, who are doing their best to make light of what's going on and having a good laugh about the whole mess.
While Daily Show host Jon Stewart seemed to be in good spirits mocking conservative media’s “no biggie” attitude toward the impact of the government shutdown, he bore down on Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes, who dismissively said Democrats would start getting their “potted meat and Tang and get in [their] survival bunker,” to the amusement of Sean Hannity and other cohorts.
“F*ck you,” Stewart said after a few seconds of mocking faux-laughter. “First of all, Democrats aren’t the ones with survival bunkers — that’s you guys. And second, I know that for you, potted meat and Tang is short-hand for sh*t you wouldn’t possibly imagine eating unless there was a catastrophe, but for the people actually affected by the government shutdown, it’s the sh*t they eat that they can no longer afford.”
Stewart argued that, while many of Starnes’ colleagues took great pains to tell their viewers that they weren’t affected by the curtailing of federal programs instigated by GOP lawmakers, they were purposefully ignoring the very real effects a prolonged shutdown could have on NASA, the Food and Drug Administration, food programs that primarily benefit women and children and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other agencies.
Stewart went on to show the right-wing hypocrites who were carping about how terrible it was when the White House stopped the White House tours earlier in the year and how terrible that was for the children who were going to miss out, and Greta Van Susteren asking in the final clip, "What's wrong with this picture?"
STEWART: Everything! Hey, your kids didn't get breakfast, that's your problem. My kids didn't get to tour the White House, that's everybody's problem.