Jon Stewart Crushes Hannity’s Hypocrisy Yet Again: “You’re the Arby’s of News!” (Video)

Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 2.41.13 PMThese are the kinds of battles I love seeing.  In fact, I’ve often said that the problem with the “liberal” media and the “conservative” media is that they don’t interact enough.  If both sides claim to be right about so much, let’s see them face off against one another to argue the points that they seem so sure of during their shows.

A few days ago Jon Stewart slammed Sean Hannity’s hypocritical support for Cliven Bundy, the rancher who doesn’t recognize that the federal government exists and is essentially nothing more than a deadbeat who doesn’t want to pay fees that he legally owes.

This prompted Hannity to embarrassingly try to go after Stewart, basically calling him a “hack” that doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

I really wasn’t sure if Stewart would respond to these comments, but to my delight he did.  Here’s the full segment, via Comedy Central.

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He absolutely crushed Hannity’s attack on him.

First, he made sure to make it known that the executive order that’s responsible for the government’s right to extend grazing fees was, in fact, signed by Ronald Reagan.  You know, their “conservative hero.”

Second, he slammed Hannity’s “proportionality” argument against the government by showing clips of Hannity supporting law enforcement officers pepper spraying protestors at a sit-in protest and “stop and frisk” laws where police officers can randomly stop and frisk anyone they feel like stopping.

But the best might have been when Stewart brought up Hannity’s mention of the fact that Stewart invited “Cat” Stevens to his Rally to Restore Sanity back in 2010.  A somewhat controversial guest considering he endorsed a “fatwa” (an order to kill) novelist Salman Rushdie.  A point Stewart made clear he wasn’t aware of when he asked the singer to perform as his rally.

However, Stewart said, “I’m just not sure you’re the best guy to make the guilt-by-musician association point,” then played a clip of Hannity calling Ted Nugent a “friend” and frequent guest of the show.

You know, the same Ted Nugent who dodged the draft by defecting on himself, admitted to being a sexual predator, sang a song titled “Jailbait,” married a 17-year-old so he could legally have sex with her, called Hillary Clinton a c*nt and told President Obama to “suck on” his machine gun.

So, by Hannity’s system of “guilt by association,” I take it he must endorse all of those disgusting things as well.

Stewart concluded the segment by mocking the “patriotism” of Hannity by showing clips of him singing his praises of our Constitution and George Washington.  The same George Washington who took armed federal troops to crush the Whiskey Rebellion in the late-1700’s, which was essentially a bunch of people who didn’t believe that they owed taxes that the federal government was ordering them to pay.  Noting that it was in fact this rebellion which led the Founding Fathers to ratify the Constitution, giving the government more power to forcibly collect taxes if necessary.

Which is essentially what Sean Hannity was attacking the federal government for trying to do – use force to enforce federal law in the face of someone who had been on record as saying he had guns and was willing to “do what was necessary” to defend his “rights.”

It’s clear that in the war of words between these two, not only did Jon Stewart win – he absolutely crushed Sean “the Arby’s of news” Hannity’s nonsense.

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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  • ruledbysound

    at least this is an unabashed liberal haven. yet to come out of the closet:

    Upworthy
    Mediaite
    MediaMatters
    Snopes
    Huffpo
    Bob Costas
    Factcheck
    Buzzfeed
    Elite Daily
    ….
    ….

    • Matthew Montgomery

      And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

      • MLR

        Maybe the truth is sometimes confused for liberal bias or maybe sometimes people call it liberal bias because they refuse to accept the truth. Just like the polls in 2012 supposedly were “liberally biased” and we all know what happened that year.

      • jakgyps

        or maybe your comments are utter NONSENSE?!

  • Quacker

    just awesome! Stewart is funny, witty and, much to the hatred of the “right” he is RIGHT most all of the time! lol

  • hermanprovi

    I can’t decide who to vote for as ‘comic laureate’ of the United States. Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert! Jons’ take down of clown comic Hannity is PRICELESS!

  • Eg Kbbs

    Wonderful. One hypocrisy not mentioned (admittedly, it would have probably detracted from the rest of the clip) was that Hannity also complained that Stewart was using clips of Hannity from 8 years ago. How dare Stewart quote Hannity !

  • Ibn Iblis

    Great story, but please don’t repeat Hannity’s dumbass-itude. Fatwa does *not* mean “an order to kill.” It is just an opinion of a religious scholar that clarifies a religion-legal point.

    That particular fatwa was an order to kill. Most are not.

    • ruledbysound

      thanks for that unrelated factoid, as this particular fatwa was in fact an order to kill.

  • Matt_Terry

    The thing that I love about Hannity is that he called Stewart a “suck-up” to the Obama administration. Obviously Hannity has never watched the show. Stewart went after Seblius for the ACA, he went after (and continues to go after) the Obama administration for the back-log of veteran issues and has hammered Obama for a number of things. Is Stewart more “liberal?” Sure. But he’s also taken on this administration more than Faux news or any of those hacks did when GWB was president.

  • MLR

    Jon Stewart couldn’t of smacked down Hannity any better than that. Absolutely priceless!!

  • slugsucker

    Problem is, those on the other side will never view this or read stories like this.

  • jakgyp

    absolutely AWESOME….Hannity doesn’t have a chance against Jon Stewart! But I absolutely love to see him try!