Stewart: Conservatives suddenly allergic to violent rhetoric
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart ripped Fox News, tea party pundits and other conservatives Tuesday for demagoguing comments made by labor leader James Hoffa Jr.
After Fox News aired a heavily edited clip of Hoffa encouraging supporters to “take these sons of bitches out” at the ballot box, conservatives declared the remarks “hate speech.”
“It’s odd that the tea party and the right have suddenly developed an allergic reaction to violent rhetoric,” Stewart observed.
The Comedy Central host then recalled that tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) had encouraged his supporters use “muskets” and “bayonets” to defeat Democrats.
Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Sept. 6, 2011.