Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News Over Tucson Memorial Coverage

January 14, 2011 5:26 a.m.

Jon Stewart last night took on Fox News’ “veiled criticism” of the Tucson memorial service.

Pundits from both side of the political aisle praised President Barack Obama’s Wednesday memorial speech for about “two or three minutes,” Stewart said, before allowing “politics, points scoring and pettiness to kick off its reunion tour.”

[TPM SLIDESHOW: ‘We Will Heal’: The Memorial In Tucson]

Fox’s Brit Hume said the Native American blessing offered at the memorial was “most peculiar.” And Brian Kilmeade proposed that a different seating arrangement — with those who tackled alleged shooter Jared Loughner sitting in front — would have made for a better “show.”

“Yeah, that would have made it a better show,” Stewart mocked. “But you know, its a memorial service, not the Emmys.”


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