Stewart Skewers Fox News’ Sudden Embrace of Dissent

Once again, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” has given Fox News Channel’s hosts a pretty stiff jab to the stomach, exposing their complete turnaround (dare I say “flip-flop?”) on the legitimacy of public dissent when the protesters are targeting a Democratic president instead of George W. Bush.

Stewart’s conclusion: Based on their own past pronouncements about liberals disrespecting authority and speaking out against the president in time of war, Fox’s stalwarts are now “liberals.”

Pretty fabulously funny stuff, and another triumph by the army of gnomes on the show’s research staff. That said, inasmuch as he dredged up the notorious “Inside Edition” clip of Bill O’Reilly experiencing an expletive-spouting meltdown on the set, it’ll be interesting to see if any of the Fox hosts take the bait and try to fire back.

My advice: Remember how well that worked out for Jim Cramer? Let it roll off your backs, gang.

UPDATE: Gotta love O’Reilly and his inability to let any criticism — even from puny print columnists — slip by without a retort or, in some instances, retaliation. As predicted, here’s a link to his on-air response to the Stewart piece. But please, let’s not label this a “feud” yet. God knows we’ve had enough of those.

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