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Stewart: Is Fox News ‘turning into The 700 Club?’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:45 EDT
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Jon Stewrat talks about Fox News reaction to President Obama's Thanksgiving address. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Annoyed over Fox News attacking President Barack Obama for not saying “God” in his Thanksgiving Address, Jon Stewart asked Monday evening if the network was “turning into The 700 Club?”

The Daily Show host took the network to task once again for their latest, peculiar over-reaction in a segment titled “Much Ado About Stuffing.”

“Seriously, failing to mention God in you Thanksgiving address, not a huge Thanksgiving faux pas,” Stewart said. “I could understand if instead of pardoning two male turkeys, he had married them. Then I could understand Fox getting bent out of shape.”

Stewart wasn’t even accepting Fox’s attempt to “be fair” to Obama, as the network mentioned that he wasn’t the first president to leave out God in his Thanksgiving address.

“Who did you make look up that shit on a holiday weekend?” he asked. “Who did you do that too?”

Fox News later told its viewers that Obama did indeed mention God in his written Thanksgiving address instead of the Youtube broadcasted message. By that time in the segment, Stewart was ready to move on.

“This is about turning Thanksgiving into yet another one of those Christian persecution culture war type things,” he said. “Don’t you do it! Don’t you do it to Thanksgiving! I’ll give you the war on Christmas, we are trying to fuck that up. This is all reformed Jews have left.”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on November 28, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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