Jon Stewart Hammers Fox News: If Bergdahl’s Dad Were a Member of Duck Dynasty They’d Love Him (Video)

stewart-bergdahlYou can usually trust Jon Stewart to say exactly what needs to be said about whatever ridiculousness might be currently going on in this country.

Take for instance Stewart’s basically flawless hammering of Brian Kilmeade’s comments on Fox News criticizing the beard of Bowe Bergdhal’s dad, who grew it in support of his son who was a POW in Afghanistan.  Kilmeade pathetically suggested that Bergdhal’s father looks “like a member of the Taliban” due to his beard.

“First of all, who the f*ck are you to judge what a guy does if he thinks it might help him get his son back?” Stewart asked. “And I don’t want to complicate your hatred of facial hair there, friend, but my guess is if you gave Bob Bergdahl a bandana and a duck, you’d like him just f*cking fine.”

Stewart was obviously alluding to the fact that Fox News and most of the conservatives who watch the network are huge fans of the bearded Robertson family made famous by their show Duck Dynasty.

He also mocked conservatives for suggesting that “we don’t negotiate with terrorists.”

“What are you talking about? We always negotiate with terrorists,” Stewart said. “Saying we don’t negotiate with terrorists is our opening negotiation: ‘We are not negotiating with you terrorists … and your response is?’”

Possibly the most infamous example where we “negotiated with terrorists” came when conservative icon Ronald Reagan did so during that little scandal in the 80’s called Iran-Contra.

Not only did we negotiate with terrorists then, we sold weapons to Iran.  Can you imagine if President Obama did that?  Holy cow.

But Stewart is absolutely right.  Kilmeade was quick to make his pathetic comment bashing the beard Bergdahl’s father grew in support of his son, but if they dressed him in a Duck Dynasty shirt, threw a bandana on him and sat him in a duck blind in Louisiana they’d absolutely love him.

Then again, when it comes to disgusting comments made by members of the media to pander to partisan politics, Fox News is king.

Watch Stewart’s comments 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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  • Melanie Collins Pennock

    I watched that show, and was in complete agreement with Jon Stewart, as usual! He and his staff of writers are brilliant!

    • Bine646

      You in agreement with Berghda’s dad who said Idaho reminded him of Afghanistan?

      • DonnaRoberts

        Sure, why not? Is that so pearl-clutching?? Greece looks like Southern California…what of it?

      • Bine646

        hahahaha go to afganistan that get back to me. what state has mudhuts?

      • DonnaRoberts

        So you are inferring that Bergdhal’s dad made the comparison because Idaho has mud huts like Afghanistan? hahahaha

      • Bine646

        Idaho has its citizens living in mudhuts huh? think you need to get out and see more of the world, comparing first world countries like greece and usa to third world afganistan- asinine

      • DonnaRoberts

        You’re the one that said it.

      • common sense

        Desolate place with way too many religious people running around with guns…I can see how he could make that comparison..

        Plus., what happened to freedom of speech? The Robertsons can go on an ignorant homophobic rant, Cliven Bundy can say that negroes were better off as slaves and Fox News will mention the first amendment 4 times per min, but this man can’t give his thoughts on a state after his son returns home from being a pow for 5 years….

      • Bine646

        freedom of speech, freedom to judge

  • boris

    Let’s leave his parents out of this mess.