Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News, Exposes 50 Of Their Lies In 6 Seconds (Video)

jon-stewart-exposes-fox-news-liesUnless you’re a conservative or someone who doesn’t follow news or politics at all, most people are well aware of the fact that Fox News is nothing more than right-wing propaganda. There’s a reason why our politics has become more partisan and divisive than ever starting around the late-90’s when the conservative entertainment network was introduced.

To be honest, nowadays I really don’t even need to hear what a conservative is going to say to some random fact that I might present to them, because I watch enough Fox News to already know what they’re going to say. Most conservative arguments are simply talking points they’re parroting from something that originated on Fox News.

But Fox News goes well beyond just partisan misinformation, or even a slight distortions of facts – they’re almost nothing but pure propaganda at this point. It’s just an entertainment network that literally tells its viewers almost constantly that they are the only ones that can be trusted and anyone who speaks out against them is part of some liberal conspiracy against the truth.

Well, on last night’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart absolutely went off on Fox News. And I’m not saying that in a sensationalized kind of way either – he crushed them. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the end is near for him at The Daily Show, or if he was just extremely agitated for this particular broadcast, but I’ve rarely seen Stewart this aggressively hostile. While he threw in a few jokes, most of the nearly 10 minute segment was direct shots at the absurdity that is America’s most watched conservative entertainment network.

After showing several clips of various Fox News personalities bashing Stewart for being “bad for news” and essentially accusing him of lying, The Daily Show host lashed out at the hypocrisy of anyone on Fox News daring to accuse him of distorting the truth.

In fact, he put together a nice 6-second clip containing 50 lies that have been told on the network:

Stewart then proceeded to tear into the entire fabric of the Republican party and conservatism in general.

“They purport to want to fix things,” Stewart said. “But conservatives are not looking to make education more rigorous and informative, or science more empirical or verifiable, or voting more representative, or the government more efficient or effective. They just want all those things to reinforce their partisan ideological conservative viewpoint. Because in their mind, the opposite of ‘bad’ isn’t ‘good.’ The opposite of ‘bad’ is ‘conservative.’ The opposite of ‘wrong’ isn’t ‘right’ – it’s ‘right-wing.’”

He’s right, that’s exactly what they do. Almost everything they believe isn’t based upon reality, facts, common sense or even science – it’s entirely based on being a conservative. Even if what they believe is flat-out wrong (and most of it is), it doesn’t matter. They are literally so brainwashed by conservative propaganda that we’re now having to debate facts because they’ve simply chosen to believe that if facts don’t support what they want to be real, then those facts are no longer valid.

It’s insane.

“Take it from someone who’s been watching what they do for a blessedly almost over 16 years or so,” he continued. “Their chronically angry war for ideological purity, where every aspect of life becomes a two-dimensional battle for America’s soul, it ages you. Even watching it is killing me.”

If we took someone who knew nothing outside of the small bubble in which they lived, with their only source of information and entertainment being Fox News, I can guarantee you that person would be angrier, more paranoid and more hostile than someone who wasn’t exposed to the network. The entire network is so comically over sensationalized that it’s embarrassing that they’re considered a legitimate cable “news” network.

But nothing I said here can really accurately convey Stewart’s message in one of the best segments I’ve ever seen him do. If you have about 10 minutes to spare then you’re going to want to watch this, because it’s simply excellent.

Check out the segment below via Comedy Central:

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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  • Victor Victoria

    The number of times a liberal blogger has proclaimed Fox News was “destroyed” has to be approaching one million.

    Yet the network keeps getting stronger and continues destroying its competition.

    Go figure.

    • D Olson

      It’s called the dumbing of america. And you can thank conservatives for it.

      • Terry Walston

        Excuse the spelling.

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    • Tom Minch

      Rachel Maddow beat them in the ratings for the last2 weeks. Only geriatrics watch and believe Faux…

      • Wiley

        Link, please.

    • Popularity does not contribute to evidence of veracity. By that logic, Justin Bieber is great music.

      • Wiley

        All liberals say that. It’s an auto-reply.

        By your logic, Jon Stewart is an idiot.

      • I’m adult enough to recognize how SEO and headlines work. Hyperbole is used constantly in news, liberal and conservative alike, and has been since Hurst. Hell, have you seen Newsies? Big headlines get big readership, and don’t pretend that Fox News doesn’t constantly do the exact same thing. The video would have been the same if the headline had read, “Jon Stewart Gives Fox News a Jolly Good Rodgering, With Appropriate Caveats.” Get over yourself. Jon Stewart did win that particular round of the debate, go nurse your wounds where you can’t embarrass yourself.

      • Wiley


        Shoe’s on the other foot and you get defensive and surly. Jon Stewart didn’t win anything except the same liberal tongue bath he gets every day.

      • Zak Dreyfuss

        You admit to not even reading the article, and you come here to try and be an example of how fox viewers are not dumb ones? Sheep republicans never cease to amaze me.

      • sugarpuddin

        What do you know about veracity? All you know is what Fox tells you

      • Wiley

        I know there is no veracity in Allen Clifton’s headline that seduced you into coming to this blog panting like a little terrier puppy at dinner time.

      • Chris Bowen

        There actually is if you dont create a strawman as to what he is talking about. He is not talking about destroying the network outright, he is talking about destroying their talking points, which Stewart did a fine job at.

      • Victor Victoria

        I suggest you go back and read the headline again, Chris.

        Even accepting your premise, which I don’t, Stewart didn’t destroy their talking points. He just fired back insults and tu quoqes. Stewart makes a nice living off Fox. He knows that. It’s why he’s friends with O’Reilly. It works both ways. Fox feeds off the attention Stewart brings them from idiot liberals and liberal bloggers who watch the network just to have something cool to talk about. It’s a co-dependent relationship. Neither side “destroyed” the other. Neither one wants to. It’s all show business. And you’re an unwitting part if it.

      • Chris Bowen

        Why read the article or watch the video right? because headlines are always accurate, and never sensationalized click bait, right?

      • You’re not going to sit there and say that, after listening to Jon Stewart’s point, that – – whether or not you agree with him in general – – he didn’t take the point that round. Fox News lied about him lying, and he introduced them to the kettle. And yes, I’ll go on record as saying I am a whole lot smarter than anyone who would take Fox News seriously. The problem is that meeting you on an equal playing field would require I stoop pretty low, because anyone that believes Fox News is even less than half lies is clinically credulous and opportunistically partisan. There’s no reason for me to entertain anything you say as serious.

    • Kelly R Burnett

      lol, there audience average age is 67, go figure, your argument is silly and typical rightwing bullshit.

  • James Regan

    I paused a bunch of them and they were all true. Just because you can’t read them does that mean that you have to take his word for it?

    • What was “true”? You’re saying the lies were all true? Including that last one from Palin – re: Death Panels?

    • Tom Minch

      BS.. They are shown individually on the sight and they are all pure lies. Never saw anyone on a TV with more integrity than Jon Stewart.

      • bob morris

        Please get your eyes checked. Looks like you are about blind.

    • Chris Bowen

      Give me 1 of them that was true and not an outright lie or at best half truth twisted into a lie.

      • Kasey Spinden

        Politifact did a fact check on all of Jon’s claims. Check it out. Or don’t and stay ignorant. Be for truth and not for any political party.

      • Chris Bowen

        SO instead of giving one that was incorrect you just said they were not all fact checked. Why dont you fact check one and point out one that is wrong… Here is a thought for you, I am not for a particular party, but am against fox news and their lies…

      • Kasey Spinden

        I’m not sure what you mean exactly. I said that all (49 of them) of Jon’s claims were fact checked. They all show that Jon Stewart was telling the truth about FOX news lying.

  • Cynthia Padley

    A group of high school kids took one show from “fox” and proved they have no “journalistic integrity” at all !! They quit counting the number of lies and misrepresentation …..and proved that “fox” is nothing more than a right wing propaganda machine !!!! This is why the GOP is gutting our education budgets all over the country….WI…just for example…Scott Walker is trying to gut our college budget by 300 million….to pay for a 200 million dollar sports arena !!! The GOP in some states are trying to re-write history….make it nicer than what it really was….keep the kids dumbed down so they don’t know when they are being lied to !!!

  • BobJThompson

    Pretty sad when you have to take notes and fact check a “news” show. Thanks fox. (For the simpsons)

  • christopher

    Jon Stewart makes all listeners dumber by the episode, thank god he’s leaving

    • Chris Bowen

      In what way is pointing out the facts Fox ignores making people dumber?

      • christopher

        because his show is all propaganda, he does the same crap fox does, hypocritcal….not to mention hes a terrible host, he’s liberal fox news

      • Chris Bowen

        In what way? Other than them both being entertainment and not news, they are nothing a like. Jon tends to state things that you can actually verify and makes fun of both sides, it is just that the far right gives him much much more ammo than the left does.

      • christopher

        thats a biased assessment to say the least, jon stewart has also been caught lying about stuff, just google it, hes also way liberal…and that last statement is just funny, making fun of ppl on the left is so much easier with the stuff they say…hence this site

      • Chris Bowen

        That is an ignorant statement. You have no clue of my biases. And instead of giving facts you just say “google it” well give me a lmgtfy link or actually back up your words, because it does not seem to actually be there. Also it is pretty arrogant to like your own comments to make it look like someone agrees with you.

      • christopher

        haha to lazy to type it into google and do your own search? cant get out of your comfort zone i see

      • Chris Bowen

        Oh, I googled it. “jon sterwart caught lying”, got nothing, at least nothing on the first few pages, well nothing with any provable accusations.

        What cant be bothered to get out and prove your statement?

      • christopher

        facepalm, liberals can’t even use a search engine right..don’t worry others will do the work for you
        this is a small example of him admitting it, again he’s no different than fox news, both will skew information to make them sound better to their audience

      • Chris Bowen

        Wait, if he was trying use propaganda, would have apologized? I am sorry where was it he lied. Making a misstatement and then apologizing for it is not lying. You said he was using propaganda and lying, but you still have not shown such a thing. And lets be clear the “false” that politifact gave him on the article was because not all polls show them at the very bottom, while they are consistently near it.

      • christopher

        he apologized because he was called out for it. how do you not see this and come back with these weak arguments..and i’m not supposed to see your biased?

        btw: propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view:

        so you know what it means when someone says it next time

      • christopher

        Four years ago Stewart held a rally on the National Mall where he whined, “The image of Americans that is reflected back to us by our political and media process is false. It is us through a fun house mirror.” It’s difficult to think of a more transparently fraudulent statement than that. Stewart’s entire shtick is using the power of media to portray others as fun house attractions. His faux-correspondents go to great lengths to achieve this, spending hours fishing for quotes that can be edited to make their interview subjects look like fools.
        i’m done here, stop following the sheep and think for yourself

      • Chris Bowen

        I only think for myself, unlike apparently you, who cannot seem to give actual answers, but just strawmen and personal attacks (and loves to rate himself up).

        What is incorrect about that statement? Our political system is a perversion of what it used to be, and is farm more extreme then the general populace because we only typically have 2 candidates to chose from.

      • marionrose

        You are hysterical. Please show us which “quotes” were edited. (comedic license, perhaps?)

        And how is that a “fraudulent statement”? His making fun of other’s comments, PARODY, is not tantamount to a LIE, nor is it fraudulent.

      • Chris Bowen

        So when O’Rielly was called out for his lies recently did he apologize for them? That is the difference between someone who stated something that was not 100% accurate and realized it, but ment well, and someone who cares for nothing propaganda.

        Also did you actually read why polifact rated it as false? It was soley based on the word “consistently”, because they found some polls that rated them near the bottom but not at the bottom.

      • marionrose

        Called out for what? using the word “most” instead of “ranks near the bottom”.

        Mr. Christopher Wiseguy: Please show us less lame examples of John Stewart “LYING”.

      • marionrose

        You gotta be kidding with that example:

        Politifact parsing words: “the most” (Stewart), “near the bottom” (Politifact). Six of one, half dozen of the other.

        How lame.

        “I may have said that, quote, ‘Fox News viewers are the *most* consistently misinformed media viewers… Consistently, every poll,'” Stewart said, setting up the mea culpa — and, not surprisingly, another jab at the conservative network. “As it turns out, I was misinformed — which should not be surprising because I watch a lot of Fox News.”

        Stewart was moved to ratchet down his claims after the Pulitzer Prize-winning–website scoured polls to find out whether Fox News Channel did, in fact, rank the lowest on the truth meter among its peers. In actuality, Fox News Channel merely *ranks near the bottom*..

        “ranks near the bottom”, sounds a lot like “Most”, to me. LOL. Politifact fail, on this one.

  • Mary

    I want to see the comments and I tapped screen ..nothing happened