Stewart Skewers Fox Mosque Hysteria

'Daily Show' host compares media to distractable dogs
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2010 8:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart took on everyone's favorite controversies last night: would-be Koran-burner Terry Jones, and the imam behind the so-called "Ground Zero mosque." (Or, as Stewart called it, the "community center of death.") He noted that when the imam issued his warning that moving the Islamic center might not be a good idea, everyone on Fox News called it a "threat."

"To use a cheap cudgel of fear as a way to expedite your desired outcome! That is so ... a few years ago," Stewart said, before running clips of Republicans campaigning in 2004 and 2008 doing the exact same thing. "See, that's not a threat! That's not a threat, 'If you don't vote Republican, we'll be attacked by terrorists.' Those are helpful warnings that have protected our country from existential danger." Can't get enough Stewart? Click here.
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