“Go fuck yourself,” Jon Stewart told the media — but, mostly, Fox News Channel – in response to an orchestra of news talking heads having pointed to Stewart’s snarking about the Affordable Care Act as proof of its failure.
“If you’ve lost Jon Stewart you’re in trouble,” FNC’s Howard Kurtz said at the top of Stewart’s The Daily Show segment last night, followed by other mostly-FNC talking heads and guests contributing plenty more where that came from:
- “I guess it was very significant that even Jon Stewart has turned against this.”
- “I can’t recall even Jon Stewart doing that before.”
- “When Jon Stewart and SNL are making fun of the job you are doing and the web site, what that speaks to the fact that young Americans are laughing at the secretary and the web site.”
“If that causes things to end why is the network you are on still on the air?” Stewart faux wondered aloud.