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Jessica Williams Gives Fox News Contributors the Jay-Z Treatment on 'Daily Show'

Correspondent Jessica Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night to set the record straight after Sean Hannity referred to Jay-Z as a "former crack dealer" on Fox News, prompting her to turn the tables on the "news" network that's constantly telling the black community to "stay out of trouble" and "pull up their pants" by labeling them the same way they label Jay-Z — through the worst thing they've ever done. Turns out crack dealing isn't so awful when compared with the rap sheets of some of Fox News' finest.

'The 1/2 Hour News Hour': How Fox News's 'Daily Show' Did to Comedy what Fox News Does to News

The 2000 Presidential election was a mess. Far after the last ballots had been cast, miscounted chads hung throughout Florida, and America was left without a leader for months. Aside from establishing itself as the premiere American fuck up, Florida kicked off a decade defined by political partisanship without a mediator and general stupidity.

The election was ripe for satire, though, and Comedy Central wouldn't miss its chance. A re-tooled Daily Show had begun to pick up steam throughout this yearlong botched display of American party politics. Jon Stewart took aim at the unreasonable and sensationalist rants of the 24-hour news cycle with one target frequently in his crosshairs: [...]

Young People Still Like Their News Funny

Last week, among young viewers, the Comedy Central "news" programs' coverage of the Republican National Convention beat that of the legitimate news channels. From 11:00pm – midnight, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report got better ratings than Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN among adults 18-34. Comedy Central averaged about 450,000 viewers compared to Fox's 329,000, MSNBC's 158,000, and CNN's 146,000. They also beat CNN and MSNBC in adults 18-49, but lost out to Fox News and their legions of 35-49 year-old viewers. The only concern here is that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were mostly covering the news from the previous night. As a result, all these [...]

Jon Stewart Talks About His Uncut Fox News Interview, Where Chris Wallace "Gives Up the Game"

Jon Stewart was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this past weekend, where he talked about his views on the network and its conservative bias. What aired was a 12 minute segment, but an uncut 22 minute interview is available online. On last night's Daily Show, Stewart talked about the interview and what he thinks is the most important part of it, which was unsurprisingly left on the cutting room floor. In the segment he's talking about, Wallace essentially admits that Fox News has a conservative slant in order to "balance out" MSNBC's liberal slant. OK! You can see the whole thing right here.

Fox News Accuses Jay Leno of Stealing a Joke and Yes I Am Serious

OK, so here's what happened: some dude on Fox News's Red Eye by the name of Andy Levy made this joke on May 24th: "Supreme Court orders tens of thousands of California prisoners released. This actually may help the Raiders start selling out their home games again." Because Raiders fans are criminals, you see.

Then, on May 26th, Jay Leno made this joke on The Tonight Show: "Bad news for the state of California. The Supreme Court will force the state to release something like 46,000 convicts because of prison overcrowding. But the good news: It looks like the Oakland Raiders will have more season-ticket holders. Yeah, so the [...]

Fox News Anchor Howard Kurtz Says He's Going to "Take On" Stephen Colbert, Somehow

Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz, who hosts the weekly media criticism show Media Buzz, is really mad at Stephen Colbert, and he seems to be confused about whether Colbert is a real journalist or not.

Basically, Kurtz did a report on whether Hillary Clinton is too old to run for PresidentThe Colbert Report played the clip and Stephen Colbert made fun of him for asking the question and the way he asked it. Kurtz is upset they didn't play his whole segment, claiming his work was taken out of context, but the best part is the baffling Colbert attack Kurtz wrote for Fox News Insider today about [...]

Scott Aukerman Should Be on Fox News Every Day

Here's Comedy Bang Bang host Scott Aukerman making his Fox News debut on the program Red Eye last night, proving that he's just as funny as an obnoxious pundit as he is as a comedian.

Daily Show Viewers Get Another Excuse to Look Down Their Noses at Cable News

It's official: watching The Daily Show or listening to NPR will make you more well informed that most people. Watching Fox News or MSNBC will make you much less well informed. But wait, what about getting your news solely from reblogged Daily Show clips, colorful charts and Photoshops of the pepper spray cop on Tumblr? Are those people the most well informed?

Jon Stewart on the Insanity of Fox News

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Overall, Jon Stewart's Fox News Sunday interview is sort of painful to watch. So many videos prepared! An unexpected amount of Lisa Lampenelli! "Are you suggesting that you and I are the same?" Stewart asks host Chris Wallace, telling him "You're insane" after Wallace implies a Sarah Palin/herpes commercial joke makes Stewart a liberal ideologue. "The embarrassment is that I'm given creditability in this world because of the disappointment that the public has in what the news media does," Stewart explains, before pointing out to Wallace that rather than The Daily Show's comedy becoming more like news, "You've moved closer to [...]

Jon Stewart Discusses the Republican Presidential Candidates, President Obama with Bill O'Reilly

Last night, Fox News aired part two of Bill O'Reilly's interview with Jon Stewart, in which they discussed the field of Republican presidential candidates and the performance so far of President Obama. It was certainly less combative than their discussion of Common's visit to the White House, but it's still worth checking out. Papa Bear keeps trying to bait Stewart into talking some trash about the imminently trash-talkable Republican lineup, but Jon takes the high road/saves his good material for his own show. Part one is up top, with the rest below.

Stephen Colbert Finds the Perfect Bot to Praise Fox News

While his ex-boss has been responding to Fox News's coverage of his jokes, Stephen Colbert has realized there aren't enough good things said about the network on the internet these days. So he and his team have found an ingenious robot to provide real, positive, human feedback about Fox New's shows. Follow the #PraiseFOX tweets at @RealHumanPraise.

Fox News Hires New Loudmouth Jerk: Adam Carolla

Dancing with the Stars contestant Adam Carolla just got a new job as a Fox News contributor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The podcaster has appeared infrequently on Fox News in the past, but now, he'll be making a weekly appearance on The O'Reilly Factor just like fellow comedian-turned-pundit Dennis Miller, who's had a segment called "Miller Time" on The Factor for the past five years. Carolla will be doing his first regular O'Reilly Factor appearance on Monday evening and is expected to return to the show each Monday, in addition to contributing to other Fox News programs. Adam Carolla's political beliefs differ from those of most Fox [...]

Jon Stewart Compares Daily Show to Fox News, Coins the Excellent Term Newzak

Jon Stewart totally sticks it to the man as usual in his Rolling Stone interview, explaining that the 24-hour news networks rely on a narrative of conflict "because they're on for 24 hours a day, so they have to create a compelling reason for you to watch them. Otherwise, they're just Muzak – newzak." So as melodramatic as news networks are, consider that the alternative would probably be pundits reading the paper aloud in a monotone while tinny instrumental versions of soulful love songs play in the background. It would be terrible!

Stewart also draws the unlikely comparison between his show and Fox News, saying that both are [...]

Jon Stewart to Appear on Fox News Sunday Next Weekend

Jon Stewart is headed to Mordor this coming weekend, where he'll appear on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Stewart is almost always an entertaining and engaging guest when he sits down on cable news with the people he mocks most, so this seems worth DVRing.