Jon Stewart mocks ‘bullsh*t mountain’ Fox News over secret Romney video

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 20, 2012 0:16 EDT
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Comedy Central host Jon Stewart. Photo: Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked Fox News on Wednesday night, describing their coverage of a secret video of Mitt Romney as “chaos on bullshit mountain.”

In the video, Romney says he will not bother trying to convince the 47 percent of government-dependent “victims” who pay no income taxes to vote for him.

“Lets drill down to the core of this thing,” Stewart said, playing a clip of Fox News host Sean Hannity decrying the so-called entitlement society fostered by Obama. Hannity said that 49 percent of Americans received government handouts under Obama.

“This is the core of bullshit mountain,” Stewart said. “The 49 percent entitlement society Obama enables — that is the core of the bullshit nation fiction. That somehow, only since Obama, the half of Americans who love this country and work hard and are good have had the fruits of their labor seized and handed over to the half of this nation that is lazy and dependent and the opposite of good. Now in that 49 percent, Hannity is including those on Social Security and Medicare, or as I like to call them, his audience.”

Stewart continued, noting that Hannity had forgotten a certain demographic that received plenty of government handouts. Corporations have taken in billions in federal subsidies, but “at least Exxon-Mobil and AT&T give us back cheap gas and reliable cell phone service,” Stewart mockingly said.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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