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Jon Stewart Summarizes Fox News' Romney 47% Video Reaction: VIDEO

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Fox News' "turd containment crews have been working overtime" as the various anchors and pundits attempted to form a cohesive reaction to Mitt Romney's "unelegant" 47% remarks, says The Daily Show host Jon Stewart.

In the videos AFTER THE JUMP, Stewart tries to paraphrase the Fox News casts' various reactions to the Romney story, including their denigration of Mother Jones, "the magazine nobody reads" that drew attention to the secret tapes, and anchors' respective admissions that Romney indeed believes the things he said.

According to Stewart, Fox News' collective summation boils down to this, "This inartfully stated dirty liberal smear is a truthful expression of Mitt Romney’s political philosophy and it is a winner.”

Take a peek at the rest of Stewart's elegant take down AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I love The Daily Show writers, SO much.

    paraphrasing... "If we get an entitlement, it's because we earned it. If you get an entitlement it's because you're a moocher."

    At FOX the game is beyond rigged; it's parody.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Sep 20, 2012 9:46:02 AM


  2. Fox is awful. Do they still have that blonde bimbo on the show?

    Posted by: jason | Sep 20, 2012 9:52:22 AM


  3. This segment of The Daily Show is brilliant. It should be required viewing for all.

    Posted by: gary | Sep 20, 2012 10:05:40 AM


  4. Also check out Stephen Colbert's attempt to say it more "elegantly"

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 20, 2012 10:26:09 AM


  5. I watched this last night and by the time it was over I felt like I needed a post-coital cigarette. From calling Fox News "Romney campaign headquarters" and slamming their 'throw everything at the wall and see what sticks' defense of his 47% speech, to calling Romney the poster-boy for investor class government entitlement, it was a masterpiece of sustained, directed, slowly building fury. And they didn't even bleep the "dirty words."

    Stewart: "The biggest problem with the denizens of Bullsh*t Mountain is they act like their sh*t don't stink. If they have success, they built it. If they failed, the government ruined it for 'em. If they get a break, they deserve it. If you get a break, it's a handout and an entitlement. It's a baffling, willfully blind cognitive dissonance..."

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 20, 2012 11:35:59 AM


  6. Well see how this plays out when he debates O'Rielly.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 20, 2012 12:07:36 PM


  7. Fabulous post! I really enjoyed that.

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  8. One of Jon Stewart's greatest hits. He's like a dog that just got a new chew toy; he rips into it, chews it up, and then spits it out.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Sep 20, 2012 2:06:04 PM


  9. When Stweart has a great target he is brilliant

    Posted by: jaragon | Sep 20, 2012 6:06:38 PM


  10. Jon Stewart is insightful and funny as usual.

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 21, 2012 4:00:20 AM


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