Stewart Skewers Racist Rancher, Fox

Cliven Bundy's statements cap off Stewart's feud with Hannity

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 25, 2014 8:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you've been watching the Daily Show this week, you knew Jon Stewart would weigh in on Cliven Bundy's racist comments, and he got right to it last night, deriding the rancher as a "professor of Negro studies … at Duke University. David Duke University." He then advised Sean Hannity and Fox News to stop promoting Bundy, playing a clip from the network in which Bundy said he was "a bit like the founding fathers." That's true, Stewart said. "But the bit of you that's like our founding fathers is the bit of them that we're ashamed of."

The brief segment seems to put a capper on Stewart's week-long feud with Hannity. In case you missed it, Stewart on Monday took Hannity to task as Bundy's main advocate. Hannity shot back on his show Tuesday, accusing Stewart of being "obsessed" with him, which Stewart readily admitted to the next night, calling Hannity's show "the Arby's of news" because it's "serving up the same [bleep] night after night." Hannity essentially buried the hatchet on his radio show yesterday, Mediaite reports. After denouncing Bundy's comments, Hannity said that Stewart "is extremely talented and funny. … I only wish he would do similar bits on Obama and Democrats."

Jon Stewart dives back into the Cliven Bundy story in this screenshot.
Jon Stewart dives back into the Cliven Bundy story in this screenshot.   (The Daily Show)
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Jon Stewart takes a moment to weigh in on Cliven Bundy's racist statements.   (The Daily Show)
The first part of Stewart's original piece on Bundy.   (The Daily Show)
The second part of Stewart's original Bundy rant, in which he takes Sean Hannity to task for supporting the rancher.   (The Daily Show)
Hannity fires back at Stewart.   (Fox News)
Stewart responds to Hannity's response.   (The Daily Show)
Stewart admits he is obsessed with Hannity.   (The Daily Show)

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