The late night show host bashes the right-wing news network for the way it criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue a diplomatic solution in Syria instead of bombing it right away.
Showing a montage of clips featuring Fox pundits complaining that Obama didn’t come up with a better plan for Syria, he pointed out that their premature analysis was aired within an hour of the address.
Stewart gave his take on why Fox News opposed a plan for peace in Syria, criticizing the channel for its irrational and contradictory arguments to almost everything Obama says or does:
“And I get that Fox opposes a Syria peace plan because its motus operandi is to foment dissent in the form of a relentless and irrational contrarianism to Barack Obama and all things Democratic to advance its ultimate objective of creating a deliberately misinformed body politic whose fear, anger, mistrust and discontent is the manna upon which it sustains its parasitic succubus-like existence,” Stewart said.
Stewart later turned towards Barack Obama’s back-to-back interviews with six different networks on Monday including the one with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer which he thought were “stupid.”
Chiding Blitzer’s attempt to dramatize the interview by asking Obama to look ‘straight’ in the camera and talk to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, he said, “F*ck, man! It’s an interview. Stop trying to make moments.”
Obama had a witty come back to Blitzer’s bizarre, and rather inappropriate, request saying he didn’t have to look into the camera because Assad ‘had people watching’ the interview for him.
Apparently this sounded a little disturbing to Stewart who lowered his voice in disbelief and said, “I can’t believe Assad uses CNN on his own people.”
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