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Jon Stewart Responds To Fox News Outrage Over Common

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Once again, Fox News has created a stir out of nothing and once again Jon Stewart has destroyed their argument by using their own words against them.

Fox News personalities like Sean Hannity have been poorly quoting select verses written by Common in outrage over his invitation to perform poetry at the White House's celebration of poetry on Wednesday night.

Watch the clips above to see how a comedy show is more truthful than a "news" network.

Regardless of whether you think Common was a suitable choice to perform at Michelle Obama's poetry event, you have to admit that Fox News is basically just making stuff up at this point.

They refer to all of these individual verses in Common's poem, but fail to understand (or maybe purposely ignore) the bigger picture of what the poem was trying to say by using the language in question.

We'd like to thank the Daily Show for taking the time to point out with strong, visual, undeniable evidence of Fox News' shameful attempts to discredit the Obama administration any chance they get, as well as talented artists like Common who get caught in the political crossfire.

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29 comments to “Jon Stewart Responds To Fox News Outrage Over Common”



  1. 1

    He totally ignored the cop-killing association in my opinion. Very funny though, but both were wrong here. Common should not have been there, but Hannity is a misleader.



  2. 2

    Shut the front door! I love Jon Stewart. Oh, gosh it's not that serious. Next…



  3. 3

    FOX sucks.



  4. 4

    Haha yeah, real cool of the white house to invite a guy who supports cop killers. Good job Michelle!



  5. 5

    "Fox News personalities like Sean Hannity have been poorly quoting select verses…."
    "……but fail to understand (or maybe purposely ignore) the bigger picture of what the poem was trying to say by using the language in question."
    - - - -
    umm dont you do that with quotes all the time??
    - -
    anways we all know fox is full of morons.



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    Re: Ashley Nicole IngramRe: philsphan13 – You two idiots need not comment on videos that you clearly did not "LISTEN TO" he read the poem and included the part fakenews quoted and the rest; and if you two morons didnt understand it then you damn sure dont understand politics!!! OH YEAH I CALLED YOU TWO IDIOTS BECUASE THE VIDEO CLEARLY STATES HIS POEM AND ITS MEANING!!! Question how do you feel about Bush inviting Johnny Cash or Reagan inviting Easy E to the white house?????????????



  7. 7

    Yeah and you forgot to show how Common supports cop-killers. Pot, kettle, black.



  8. 8

    "At this point" - They've been doing that since Rupert Murdoch became a US Citizen just to own the network. Where the hell have you been, other than making something out of nothing yourself.



  9. 9

    Re: Smartazz11 – Idiot? Yes the Stewart poem was funny, but I was just saying he ignored the big part of the whole thing. Thanks for the name calling. And okay, what Bush did was wrong too. But I didn't know we were talking about him now…? All the people involved here are wrong. That's my opinion.



  10. 10

    Re: Ashley Nicole Ingram – Too right. If they wanted a rapper from Chicago why not invite someone like Lupe Fiasco? He's totally peaceful and someone that the white house and others should actually be promoting!



  11. 11

    It is. It's old and has been for years. Fox News is beyond a shame. They take inCREDible advantage of the ignorant majority that eats up all the rhetoric, innuendo and flat out lies. They appeal to every racist on the planet, knowingly, because they themselves are, for the most part, closet KKK wannabe's. And all of them are EXTREMELY rich because of it. And it's all run by a man who ONLY became a US citizen so he could own an American television network.

    They're just getting worse and it's going to backfire incredibly on them come election time.

    Sean Hannity is his biggest tool. Glenn Beck..All to the man(!) for making bank off doing nothing more than yanking at the heartstrings using little more more than innuendo and misinterpretation of…well…everything…intentionally. His twisting of the truth and flat out lies are beyond disgusting. And we do, we feel pity for the people that listen to and buy what he is selling. So pathetic. So, so pathetic. All of them over there. Want to watch 3 people with a combined IQ of 90? Watch Fox and Friends.

    The audience for these tools are the same people that love to destroy what they don't understand.

    I do. I feel incredibly sorry for them. They have NO idea how incredibly manipulated they've become.



  12. 12

    Oh leave it be, Obama has huMOR. I would notnotnot fucklist jon stewart. www.fucklisted.com



  13. 13

    Fox, the Neo-Nazi racist network with their platinum blonde stepford wives anchors.
    Nothing new here.

    John eviscerated them as usual and showed them to be the hypocrites that they are.

    My neighbor owns car dealerships and is friends with Ted Nugent and I have met him many times, and his is just an idiot and a whack job. I can't believe that he has not been institutionalized.



  14. 14

    LOL! Hannity is such a whiney cun*t. So is that idiot Palin.



  15. 15

    fox is a laughing stock. everyone knows they cut and paste, spin or just make up sh#t. they don't even try to hide it because they know a lot of republicans are like some religous people (before any republicans jump on that, some religous not most or all) who blindly follow something and will never have their view changed no matter what reality and facts say. its not even a news channel anymore its just bash obama station. they are jokes and anyone who believes what they say is and idiot



  16. 16

    Perez - I agree with your outrage - however - where was your outrage when Laura Bush had to cancel her poetry event in 2003 due to left-of-center protests? The offending authors: Dickinson, Hughes, and Whitman. If you are supporting free speech - at least be consistent.



  17. 17

    wow those two poster either are complete morons, or they didnt watch the video. the took the part of that cuplet that says leave that life (that life being the cop killing) behind and follow me and raise your commuity up.



  18. 18

    i love how hannity who follows the fox tatic make the statement on his take of what that means (again while pulling part of the poem out of context to fit his trash obama agenda) and then when the two guest appear to try and defend the peom he cuts them off like a rude ignorant parent scolding her children



  19. 19

    Perez:
    Stick to what you know… Celebrity Gossip. I am BEYOND sick of hearing you defend anything and everything that is Obama. LOOK AT THE CURRENT STATE OF COUNTY DUE TO THAT SAME MAN. You can not handle an opinion but your own. It really is pretty sad. You bash everything that you are not comfortable with … including republicans and Catholics. I honestly don't know why anyone reads your crap anymore because you have most likely insulted everyone's beliefs one way or another on here.



  20. 20

    Fox News = Liars!!



  21. 21

    Re: allroom – She shouldn't have given in and stuck to her convictions……she was an extremely weak First Lady!



  22. 22

    fox news' misinformation engine really doesn't matter, and it's best purpose is to provide fodder for comedy shows & intelligent people. maybe 10 million people watch fox news (mostly old, angry, bitter, scared, racist, red neck, ignorant people) and are intractable in their views anyway. so this gives them a comfortable campfire to sit around and have their views reflected back at them.
    have you ever met a normal person that is a fox newsie. of course not.



  23. 23

    Thank Gd for Jon Stewart — he's an island of sanity and intelligent wit a noisy sea of incessant screeching and vapid howling. Fox News is the biggest terrorist of all: they make their money by manufacturing bogus reasons to panic, and they don't care who they bully to do it. I'm no Common fan, but FOX assassinates our national unity and polarizes Americans — pits us against each other with half-truths and full-blown lies. What a bunch of shameless whores and losers.



  24. 24

    Give em hell Stewart! Very well said.



  25. 25

    PEREZ THERE YOU GO AGAIN!…. you need to stop with the hate, FOX news is the only news group that will tell you the truth you just cant handle the truth you want to hear only what you want to hear, FOX wont play that game (unlike the BIAS msnbc or cnn) and john stewart is just a joke kinda like a jerry lewis …just waiting for john stewaert to scream out "HEY LADY" oh unlike jerry lewis john stewart sucks!



  26. 26

    Re: kellyfox – I really feel sorry for your ignorance.



  27. 27

    It really is a joke how PATHETIC Fox News is!!! They are a bunch of racist Republicans who will do anything to make Obama look bad. Bush NEVER cared about catching Osama, Obama did, and caught him!!



  28. 28

    I love it when faux news invites minorities on their programing just to shut them down it's hilarious if anything.

    Re: kellyfox – See that is what happens when you watch faux news for to long you start to believe their lies.

    Re: BeatGoesOn88 – They kind of are it's hard to deny, I watch it all MSNBC, Faux (for laughs) and CNN and I have a hard time finding any diversity on faux. I wouldn't say they were a bunch of "racist republicans" but they definitely like to misconstrue words and feed them to their masses without checking proper sources, it's happened too many times to count.



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    Re: kellyfox – I really feel sorry for your ignorance. Re: JCPiscoolRe: Ashley Nicole IngramRe: philsphan13 – OK THOSE STATEMENTS ARE IN COMMON'S POEM, BUT WHAT FAUX NEWS FAILS TO DO IS TELL YOU THE ENDING. THE PART ABOUT COP KILLING AND BUSH BURNING IS POINTING OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE COMMUNITY AND AT THE END OF THE POEM HE ASKS WHY IS THIS HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY, THESE ACTIONS AND THOUGHTS SHOULD BE STOPPED. but at the actual poetry reading there were ppl of many different races and ages, common being a rapper of course made fox news shit its pants….