Stewart: 47% Gaffe Turns Fox Into 'Bulls#%t Mountain'
Daily Show host asks who the real moochers are
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 20, 2012 10:31 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart did what he does best on last night's Daily Show: Made fun of Fox News, or as he calls it, "Romney Campaign Headquarters." In a segment hilariously titled "Chaos on Bullshit Mountain," Stewart ran through the network's oft-contradictory attempts to spin Romney's 47% gaffe, showing hosts alternately deriding Mother Jones as an unreliable source, dismissing the comment as a minor gaffe and distraction, and outright embracing Romney's sentiment. Stewart's summary: "This inartfully stated dirty liberal smear is a truthful expression of Mitt Romney's political philosophy, and it is a winner."

Stewart then attacked the "fiction" inherent in Romney's remarks, pointing out that the poor and elderly aren't the only ones taking government handouts. Corporations get massive tax breaks and subsidies, and investors get preferential tax treatment—which saved Romney personally $4.56 million. "Or to put that absolutely fair tax break given to a job creator in moocher-class-dependency terms, enough food stamps to feed Mr. Romney through the year 4870. By the way, that's no bullshit. That's the math."

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JT119
Sep 22, 2012 12:31 AM CDT
This was taken from another article "They lie to you because they can... You believe it because you want to."
sfreeman
Sep 21, 2012 4:00 PM CDT
Anyone who gets their "news" from FOX is also getting their Xmas gifts from Santa and their income from the Tooth Fairy.
LaurenMayer
Sep 20, 2012 3:26 PM CDT
Rommey's remarks may have been a disaster for his campaign and his public image, but they've been a wonderful inspiration for comedians, bumper stickers, and even songwriters (given his 1929-ish point of view, I couldn't resist an appropriate musical tribute):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...