Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: “F*ck You… Jack*ss” (Video)

jon-stewart-kilmeade-1Odds are if you work in any form of media (radio, news channel, blog, website, etc.), like with most things in life, you’re going to make a few errors throughout your career. The key is to make sure those errors are done so by mistake as opposed to blatant attempts to falsify and fabricate information, which is something we see far too much of nowadays.

Well, as it just so happens, last week Jon Stewart made a mistake. While listing several African-American males who had been killed by police, he wrongfully cited one death in California as being the fault of a police-related shooting when, in fact, medical examiners ruled that the individual had died of a PCP overdose.

To which Stewart owned up for his mistake… in a spectacularly over the top sort of way. Clearly attempting to poke fun at this error, he even subjected himself to Fox News criticism, showing clips of several personalities on the network seizing on his mistake.

“That’s what’s so tough about working in media ‘counter-errorism,’” Stewart said. “The Daily Show has to be right 100 percent of the time; Fox only has to be right once.”

But when a clip aired of Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade accusing him of blatantly trying to “slam the cops,” going as far as to evoke 9/11 and the number of fallen members of the NYPD since the attack, Stewart went off.

“F*ck you, Brian,” Stewart said looking right at the camera. “Seriously. F*ck you. That is so far out of line, that even within the confines of this bit — ostensibly accepting blame for everything that’s coming my way for a factual error I really do regret, f*ck you. Ears, eyes, nose and throat. In fact, if I hadn’t told you to f*ck off, I would have had to apologize on tomorrow night’s show for being factually incorrect.”

“By the way, jackass, you can truly grieve for every officer who’s been lost in the line of duty in this country, and still be troubled by cases of police overreach,” he continued. “Those two ideas are not mutually exclusive. You can have great regard for law enforcement and still want them to be held to high standards.”

But it just goes to show you how effective Stewart has been as a media personality when after making just one small error last week, Fox News was so eager to seize on the opportunity to bash him. Even though the error he made really didn’t underscore the overall point he was trying to make.

And let’s face it, Fox News is the last network that needs to lecture anyone else on honesty.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

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  • david

    Keep calling em out Jon. Fox lying fake wouldn’t know the truth news is the laughing stock of all smart Americans

    • Jim Bean

      Riiiigggghhhhtttt. You’re smarter – as evidenced by the fact that the collective minds of the majority disagree with you.

      • Jillz

        “Collective minds of the majority”

        Why JimBean – you almost sound like a socialist with that statement!!! 😉

      • So you are saying that because a majority of people believe something that makes it true? Facts make things true, not a majority opinion. I guess you should have thought about that one a bit more.

      • Jim Bean

        A majority of the people accumulate the majority of the information and arrive at the most well substantiated conclusions.

        Liberals regard things like the Gruber’s of the world present as ‘facts.’ Thus the frequent disconnects.

      • Evidently you don’t really get it. It doesn’t matter how many people come to a conclusion on something. If half the worlds population agree on something, it doesn’t make it true if the evidentiary facts do not back up a claim or conclusion. You make it sound as if popular opinion is correct no matter what. If that is not the case would you please clarify?

      • Jim Bean

        Two heads are better than one because one might pick up on facts the other overlooked.

      • Shawn

        That doesn’t necessarily mean that either head is correct.

  • Jim Bean

    This is funny in spades. Stewart makes a living skewering other people – Fox News in particular – but when he finds himself on the on the sharp end of the skewer stick he reacts in the typical mega-victim fashion that defines the Left. The hypocrisy is mindboggling.

    • Jillz

      The difference being, of course, that when Stewart made a MISTAKE, he owned, accepted and apologized for it — without requiring a public outcry to force him.

      Another difference, of course, is that it was a mistake. It wasn’t intentional misleading, so the hypocrisy is, as usual, on the part of FOX News (who actually does make up news based on opinion) squawking about a legitimate error on the part of another infotainer (given the blatant propaganda and mistruths they peddle on their shows all the time).

      • Jim Bean

        Actually, the difference is that when he admitted it conservatives wouldn’t move on just like liberals won’t when conservatives make a mistake. And he couldn’t handle it.

      • Jillz

        That speaks to my point about hypocrisy though – conservative media (FOX News) knowingly broadcasts opinion disguised as news – it’s not a “mistake”. There is a reason to jump all over that. Jon Stewart made an HONEST mistake, for which he owned and apologized for – WITHOUT public pressure.

        As for conservatives moving on ….. one word … BENGHAZI!!111!!!! ….. or something

      • Jim Bean

        Fox News does not disguise opinion as news. Anyone engaged can distinguish between the reporting of known details about an event and speculative, opinionated commentary on those events and details.

        Every knowledgeable person knows that O’Reilly, Hannity, etc are commentators – not news casters. Its really not that complicated. And when someone tries to portray them as news casters one has to wonder whether that person is malicious or just stupid. Those seem to be the only two choices.

      • Jillz

        You might be intelligent enough to distinguish the difference, and I don’t question YOUR intelligence, but unfortunately there are millions of conservative FOX viewers who not only believe it’s “news” but that it’s “fair and balanced”.

      • Jim Bean

        I don’t know about millions, but some for sure.

      • kduke

        Nonsense. Fox disguises obvious lies as “news” and truth. It is the business they are in—propaganda.

  • Macdoodle

    FOX news is the number 1 rated cable news network once again.There is a reason for that.

    • realitybites

      Yes there is; because it is the last refuge for our nations lowest common denominators.

    • Andre Machado

      fear sells

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  • Jerry Park

    I believe you mean “undercut”, not “underscore…..just saying….

  • Donald Johnson

    if a “news” station sues in a court of law to be able to “distort” the truth, or to be able to ” enhance ” its interpretation of this so called ” news “, at that point i am less likely to believe them, and believe the comedian. you see, i know his humor is based on that so called “news”. when a man looks at me right in my eye and tells me a bold faced lie,. he i will no longer take as truthful. Youtube fox news lies,.. watch for yourself, as they TELL YOU they take liberties with what they refer to as actual factual news. stop lying to yourselves,.. i know it feels good in these trying times, but you are on your own people,.. deal with it.

  • PaulWells52

    Jon Stewart is a juvenile liberal hack, and those idiots that take him as a serious “news” source are dumber than a box of rocks. F*ck YOU, Jon Stewart, F*ck YOU!!