Jon Stewart pointed out on Tuesday that the world of cable news, especially Fox News, appeared to be totally unaffected by the United States government shutdown.
Stewart slammed the conservative pundits for their ‘no biggie’ attitude towards something that can cost the economy at least $300 million a day. He even threw an F-bomb at one Fox News contributor during his rant.
A number of government agencies and programs stopped functioning on Tuesday. The dispute between the Republican Party and President Obama-led Democrat Party over funding and implementation of the Affordable Care Act eventually led to a government shutdown.
While the shutdown, in Obama’s words, “will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away”, Fox News host Sean Hannity felt otherwise.
“This [government shutdown] doesn’t impact me mentally. I am not afraid,” Hannity said to a panel of news anchors.
This comment was enough to infuriate Jon Stewart.
“How bad can it be if it doesn’t personally affect Sean Hannity?” Stewart said sarcastically. “It’s not like they shut down Smith & Wollensky for private events — that would really be f*cked up.”
You can watch the complete segment in the video above.
On Monday, The Daily Show host mocked the Republicans for repeatedly calling Obamacare ‘an unconstitutional bill’ when it had been signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama. The video went viral within a matter of hours because of its spot-on analysis. You can watch it here.
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