Jon Stewart: Why Must Fox News be Such ‘D*cks’ About Benghazi? (Video)

stewart-fox-news-benghaziAs 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:

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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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  • cravin moorehead

    The republican party is void of all constructive ideas, that would benefit the American people.

    Instead of passing jobs bills, they pass bills making it easier for our American jobs to be sent off shore……..along with their profits.

    republicans are merely tools of the corporations and the very, very rich.

    • Charles Vincent

      And so are the democrats.

      • cravin moorehead

        Here we go again.
        “Both sides do it.”
        That the perpetual claim made by those that are on the wrong side of history.
        The middle class has been on the decline since the election of Reagan. That’s a fact.

      • Charles Vincent

        And Detroit is a smoking crater because of democrat fiscal policy… The middle class decline is irrelevant to my op quit obfuscating.

      • cravin moorehead

        Detroit was ruined by corporate greed,, that sent good paying American jobs, overseas.

        WAKE UP!

      • Charles Vincent

        Wrong Detroit was ruined by democrats and their fiscal policy. Primarily unfunded pension liability for government workers.

      • cravin moorehead

        Charles, you are the most brilliant republican on the face of the earth.

        Try and understand this.
        1. Move jobs out of Detroit and into foreign countries.
        2. The companies that supported those workers die as a result.
        3. The tax base dries up because people aren’t working and aren’t making an income with which to pay taxes.
        4. Foreclose on homes that fall into default and kill the real estate tax base.
        5. Bail out the corporations and don’t help those falling behind on home payments.
        6. Blame the collapse of the city on Democratic fiscal policies.

        All that is left of the republican party are the very, very rich and those, like you, stupid enough to vote republican and against your own best interests.

        WAKE UP!

      • Charles Vincent

        Well you’re wrong I am an independent not a republican. Strike one.

        The democrats in Detroit started raising taxes which caused people and businesses to move out of Detroit. Strike two.

        Those bloated pensions for government employees are straight out of the lefts play book. Strike three you’re out. Bother to google things next time, and stop making assumptions about things based on very minuscule amounts of actual information.

      • cravin moorehead


        Not a republican?

        I’ll bet you voted for W., twice and Rmoney, in the last election.

        You seem to have ignored reality, as most non-thinking republicans do.

        Detroit was destroyed by the exodus of the auto industry.

        Prior to that, it was a thriving comunity.

        WAKE UP!

        You aren’t one of the rich ones, and, once more, you’ll never be.

        You’ll receive no further responses from me, as you are, evidently, immune to facts.

      • Charles Vincent

        “Not a republican?

        I’ll bet you voted for W., twice and Rmoney, in the last election.”
        How much you want to bet on either of those? I could use some quick cash.

        “Prior to that, it was a thriving comunity.”
        Prior to the 1950’s when republicans ran the city. Then the democrats took over and it has been down hill every since. It’s you who have blinders on when it comes to facts. And you haven’t backed any of your assertions with any facts. And now you’re running away like a dog with its tail between its legs.

  • Andy

    Are we really supposed to take seriously a comment from………..”Cravin Moorehead” lol??

    • cravin moorehead

      You replied to the wrong post, moron.

      You smell republican.

  • Ron Simonson

    probably because they could have got him any time in the last two years, it was like VA scandal, IRS Scandal, Bergdahl Scandal – then they go oh look a ̶s̶̶q̶̶u̶̶i̶̶r̶̶r̶̶e̶̶l̶ .. err I mean we got a bad guy!

  • Eg Kbbs

    641 days to bring to justice (including investigation and arranging to arrest someone in a foreign country which isn’t necessarily friendly to us) is so bad. So how many days did it take GWB to get Osama Ben Laden “dead or alive” ?

    The capture of Khatallah is already problematic to the Faux and friends for a couple of reasons. Not only Obama make good on his promise. But worse, Khatallah has already said the reason for his participation in Benghazi was in retalliation for the anti-Arab film.