Stewart: 47% Gaffe Turns Fox Into 'Bulls#%t Mountain'

Daily Show host asks who the real moochers are

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

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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