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Jon Stewart on Bill O’Reilly allegations: Accept that his stories are ‘seasoned with bullsh*t’ and move on

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart was surprised on Tuesday at the questions surrounding frequent adversary Bill O’Reilly and his reporting, wondering if his critics actually watched his show.

“Misreprenting the zone he’s in is kind of his hook,” Stewart said. “‘You’re in the No-Spin Zone’ are the words he utters right before throwing to some jackass who disproves global warming by wandering around Boston pointing at snow, on a network whose slogan is a textbook case of trolling.”

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People like O’Reilly and NBC’s Brian Williams, Stewart said, have exaggerated their credibility throughout history, making it strange that people are so intent on proving that “the emperor has no clothes.”

“Why don’t we just agree that a good amount of the personal anecdotes from our media figures are seasoned with bullsh*t, and let’s just move on?” he asked.

While news outlets pored over each anchor’s alleged misrepresentations, Stewart said, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing far less scrutiny for reportedly exaggerating Iran’s nuclear capabilities to the United Nations.

“It seems to me, you know, we might all be just a little better off if the exaggerations about covering a war get less attention than the exaggerations that got us into so many of them,” he argued.

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Stewart also accused the media of taxing “world outrage supplies” by focusing less on Netanyahu and more on raking Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald over the coals for telling a homeless man he was also a Special Forces veteran, a claim he had to retract.

“Shouldn’t the shocking scandal on this tape not be the awkward attempt to connect with the homeless Special Forces veterans, but the existence of homeless Special Forces veterans?” he asked.

Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.

Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.

"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.

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‘Rudy is a lousy lawyer’: Ex-prosecutor reveals why nobody will hire Giuliani for legal work

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is getting rich selling his access to the White House, in spite of being a "lousy" attorney, according to a former federal prosecutor.

Paul Butler was interviewed on MSNBC by Kendis Gibson on Saturday.

"One issue is that representing Donald Trump has been great business for Rudy Giuliani," Butler noted.

"Since he’s started to be his defense attorney, there’s a huge demand for Rudy’s services. And let's face it, Rudy is a lousy lawyer. We’ve all seen him go on TV and by the time he goes off TV his client is in more trouble. So people probably aren’t hiring him for his legal skills, they want his access," he explained.

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Here’s what Trump and his defenders are hiding whenever they insist that something is ‘perfect’

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On Saturday's edition of MSNBC's "AM Joy," civil rights activist and MSNBC contributor Maya Wiley pinned down what it means when President Donald Trump and his associates describe something as "perfect" — a word they have frequently used throughout the Ukraine scandal.

"The problem we have here ... is there is no sunshine, there is no light being shone on what happened here. And one of our questions should also be, why not?" said Wiley. "Every time we hear the word 'perfect' out of the White House — it was a 'perfect' call with the Ukrainian president, now Mick Mulvaney is saying [Trump National Doral] was a 'perfect' place [for a diplomatic summit], serving the needs — every time we hear 'perfect,' and we kind of get the suggestion that they're worried and they've got something to hide."

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