Stewart: Fox News Totally Edited My Interview

Cuts made Stewart seem crazy, and left out the best part
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 7:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News for the third time on Sunday, and he kicked off last night's show by giving Comedy Central viewers the inside scoop. "One: I suggest you look at the unedited version online, where my emotional states don't seem to change so arbitrarily. The arguments are a little clearer and a little less like a scene from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Gripe No. 2 with the editing: Fox News ditched what Stewart considers "the takeaway moment of the entire interview"—the moment where Chris Wallace "basically gives away the game."

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In that exchange, Stewart asks Wallace if he thinks Fox News is the ideological equivalent of NBC News. "I think we're the counterpoint," Wallace responds. "They have a liberal agenda and we tell the other side of the story." Stewart can barely contain himself. "The other side of the story. We don't tell both sides of the story. We tell one side ... Fox News isn't fair and balanced, it's balancing the system. To balance the system, Fox has to be the purist form of right-wing resin because of how heavy left-wing America is." (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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