Fox News’ Eric Bolling Goes On Childish Tirade Against Jon Stewart for Exposing Network (Video)

eric-bolling-fox-news-idiotFox News reminds me of that bully who loves picking on anyone and everyone, but then throws a giant hissy fit whenever someone dares to take a swing back at them.

As most people reading this are already well aware, Fox News bases most of its content on fear-mongering and slandering President Obama, Hillary Clinton, liberals, Democrats and pretty much anything that doesn’t coincide with Republican party ideological beliefs. After all, it’s not really a “news” channel, it’s just conservative entertainment.

But it’s always funny to me how defensive the network gets whenever the president takes a direct shot at them or something Jon Stewart said on The Daily Show happens to make waves nationally. And as it just so happens, both happened this past week.

First, while speaking at a conference about poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama mentioned how Fox News often portrays poor people as lazy sponges just leeching off the system. Naturally, that triggered Fox News to completely ignore everything the president said in the well over an hour-long event to solely focus on the fact that he mentioned the absurdity of their network directly. Well, their reaction to President Obama’s comments then prompted Stewart to absolutely tear apart the conservative entertainment network and how they often fear-monger and vilify the poor.

Though the truth is, all he really did was play clips taken directly from their own broadcasts. 

Well, it seems Fox News’ Eric Bolling, a common adversary of Stewart’s, didn’t take too kindly to The Daily Show host quoting the network verbatim.

First, Bolling went on to call poor people “parasites,” comically following that up by saying Fox News doesn’t “begrudge poor people who are struggling.”

Yes, because nothing says “we don’t begrudge poor people” quite like generalizing everyone who’s poor and relying on government programs to get by as “parasites” because a small percentage of people who get these benefits are abusing them.

But then he went on to call Stewart a “school yard bully.”

So, let me see if I understand Bolling correctly. Stewart literally played clips taken directly from Fox News broadcasts showing numerous segments over the last several years where they attacked and vilified poor people, and somehow that makes him a “bully”? This coming from a guy (Bolling) who only a few months ago mocked a female fighter pilot with one of the most disgustingly sexist remarks I’ve ever heard – while literally suffering no form of disciplinary action for his deplorable comments.

But this is what Fox News does. They want to be able to bash, attack, slander and push whatever sort of fear-mongering propaganda they think conservatives will believe, then whenever someone dares call them out on their ridiculousness, they try to act as if they’re somehow the victim.

It’s both comical and absolutely pathetic. Then again, it’s Fox News – being comically pathetic is what they do best.

Watch the segment below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Rod Haney

    Awwww, poor Fox News,,, will a lollipop make it all better?
    How about a cookie?

    • joe sanford

      A dildo would suit them better appropriate.

  • Jerry Boyer

    From the website that Bolling used to show “waste and abuse”:

    Contrary to common perception, not all improper payments are fraud (i.e., an intentional misuse of funds). In fact, the vast majority of improper payments are due to unintentional errors. For example, an error may occur because a program does not have documentation to support a beneficiary’s eligibility for a benefit, or an eligible beneficiary receives a payment that is too high—or too low—due to a data entry mistake.

    Also, many of the overpayments are payments that may have been proper, but were labeled improper due to a lack of documentation confirming payment accuracy.

    And it should be noted that it’s not listed as “waste and abuse”, it’s listed as improper payments and is MOSTLY not fraudulent.

    But then again, what else would you expect from Bolling?

  • bestfriend

    “childish tirade”? Really? When will children’s behavior no longer be used to disparage someone? Attacks such as ‘cried like a baby’ says more about the person using it and their disdain for the smallest of children than it does on those its used against. Thinking about words before using them might not be a bad idea

    • FanofFacts

      childishadjective1. of, like, or befitting a child:childish games.2. puerile; weak; silly:childish fears.
      So are you saying that Fox News and Eric Bolling aren’t childish? Seems to be a pretty apt description to me.

      • bestfriend

        I would characterize their behavior as being ‘un-adult’.

    • Christopher Smith

      Are you kidding me? Talk about outrage machine! You are really going to get offended by someone using the term childish? Relax. You give liberals bad name when you freak out about nothing.

    • QB59

      Oh please…lighten up Francis.

      • bestfriend


  • Droosies

    Holy shit… Fox News is Eric Cartman!!!!!

  • FD Brian

    I’d like to see the statistics of tax evasion vs welfare fraud. I think it would be very interesting to see whom is cheating the government more.

  • Eva Porter

    Isn’t that the same surfer dude they’ve been showing for years? Wah, Wah, Bolling. And isn’t the increase in the use of food stamps due to need? DIdn’t a lot of folks get dumped on when the big banks tanked the economy in 2008? Isn’t there a growing inequality in wages? Sheesh. That’s what happens when you show a statistic without any whys. Here’s a stat–why do we think it’s happening? Because President Obama gives away phones (crappy ones) and food stamps, and medicare, not because people lost jobs and retirement and homes.

  • Bob Harrow

    One long island merchant banker screws the u s outa more money and tax dollars than the whole of fckn cleveland