Jon Stewart Lampoons Tea Party Criticism Of Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO)

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October 6, 2011 6:28 a.m.

Jon Stewart on Wednesday turned his attention to the ever-growing Occupy Wall Street protests, which he said have now caused the media to “move its coverage dial from blackout to circus.”

Some are drawing parallels between the anti-Wall Street protests and the Tea Party — a comparison the conservative organization loathes.“So, rage against duly elected government is patriotic, quintessentially American,” Stewart said. “Whereas rage against multinational shareholder-accountable corporations is anti-American, gotcha.”

Sean Hannity recently said the Occupy Wall Street protesters “hate freedom,” and Tea Party Patriots founder Mark Meckler said the protesters are breaking laws by wrongfully camping in a park and marching on the Brooklyn Bridge. Not tea party behavior, he said.

“Everything you described there, I believe, is a misdemeanor,” Stewart said. “The actual tea party was a fucking felony! … Did you know what the tea party actually was?”

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