As most of you have heard by now we finally captured one of the masterminds behind the attack on our embassy in Benghazi back in 2012. You would think for Fox News this would have been a huge celebratory story considering how obsessed they’ve been about Benghazi.
Then again, as most of us know, their obsession over Benghazi has nothing to do with what actually happened that night and everything to do with trying to slander President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Which is why following the announcement that we captured one of the architects of the Benghazi attack many on Fox News decided to question the timing of the capture or complain about the time it took to finally get this guy.
What? Did you actually think they were going to praise the Obama administration for capturing the main individual who’s allegedly responsible for the attack? Please.
Well, Jon Stewart teed off on Fox News last night for taking a good news story and turning it into something bad, showing clips of anchors complaining about how long it took to capture this man.
“Oh, for God’s sakes, Obama got the guy you’ve been complaining about that he hadn’t gotten yet. He’s your white whale. Why are you being such Moby Dicks about this?” Stewart exclaimed.
Which, of course, is a rhetorical question because anyone who knows anything about politics damn sure knew that Fox News wasn’t going to praise the Obama administration for doing anything.
It’s like I’ve often joked, President Obama could cure cancer and the Fox News headline the next day would be “President Obama Declares War on Oncologists!”
Stewart also went after Fox News and CNN for their “exclusive” Hillary Clinton interviews. He mocked the “exclusive” title both networks used to describe their interviews, because exclusive generally means that nobody else has it. Except she had already done interviews with NBC, CBS and ABC twice.
“It’s like words have no meaning anymore,” Stewart said.
While the entire segment was entertaining and he made great points, a short wave of depression still rolled over me as it reminded me just how bad our media has become.
Because the reality is, I often get better news from Comedy Central than I do any of the major news networks.
Here’s the full segment via Comedy Central: