Jon Stewart Tells Fox News To ‘Shut The F**k Up’ About Hypocrisy

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The pundits on Fox News, in a pickle after Republican hero Rush Limbaugh skewered a female Georgetown Law student, decided that Bill Maher is just as bad — and on the left no less! Maher and other liberals “hide under the helmet” of comedy, they say, to justify their disgraceful jokes.

“I guess by bringing up Bill Maher, Fox is saying, ‘Huh? So we’re even, right? Offsetting penalties. Let’s just say we all get back to what really matters to Americans, whether Obama is a Sunni or a Shia.'”There are repercussions for comedians, whether on stage or on television, Stewart said. No one gets to hide under a “helmet.” But the language of satire and the language of newscasters is different, Stewart said.

“Fox, shut the fuck up about how victimized you and you alone are. Nobody cares.”

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