Hannity Tears Into Jon Stewart For Calling Him ‘Hypocritical’ On Bundy Ranch

Sean Hannity is a little miffed that Jon Stewart mocked him for supporting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters.

The Fox News host played back Stewart’s segment that sought to portray him as “hypocritical” on the Bundy Ranch standoff on his show Tuesday night, saying the comedian was “kind of obsessed” with his show.

Hannity said that Stewart couldn’t present the facts about Bundy’s conflict with the Bureau of Land Management correctly because he and Comedy Central “are kind of the chief apologists for the Obama administration.”

“Can I make my position any more clear to Mr. Stewart?” he said. “I stand for proportionality. What I do not stand are 200 armed federal agents and snipers pointing their guns at the Bundy family and their supporters.”

He then wondered if Stewart, a “devout law-and-order type of guy,” shared the views of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who both compared the Bundy ranch supporters to domestic terrorists.

Following that line of thinking, he criticized the comedian for not asking President Barack Obama about his friendship with Weather Underground member Bill Ayers during interviews and for including musician Cat Stevens, who endorsed a fatwa on novelist Salman Rushdie, in his 2010 Rally to Restore Sanity on the National Mall.

“The more I think about it, I guess I can’t expect a comedic hack and his army of writers — I can’t take them too seriously,” Hannity said.

Mediaite has video of the segment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK