Jon Stewart seems to be the only media personality willing to take on Fox News, so it’s a good thing he does it so well. Here are some of the best clips from the Daily Show showing the hypocrisy and outright lying coming from Fox News, often in their own words:
1. Fair and Balanced?
2. Glen Beck, terrorist sympathizer?
3. Are they stupid, or just really bad liars?
4. Follow the money
5. Last but not least
I posted this one less than two weeks ago, so I’ll just link to it. Personally, I think this one could be used as the definition of hypocrisy. Fox News goes after Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal as the shady, terrorist-loving funder of the ground zero mosque, but fails to mention that the very same person is a major owner of Fox News. It boggles the mind.
Is it wrong that I regard The Daily Show to be as good a source as Politifact.com (http://politifact.com/) and The Center for Responsive Politics (http://www.opensecrets.org/) when it comes to objective and insightful political information?
It’s not bad at all; The only thing is Jon expects you to take his information with a grain of salt. Obviously, his style isn’t for everyone (read: look at the comments on a lot of his videos) but he and Colbert (who seems to have switched from faux-conservative to just doing what Jon does) seem to be the most objective news source in the US. And the only ones willing to take on Fox Noise.
Just as a recommendation, in case you don’t already: Read BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk), it’s probably the most unbiased picture of America you’ll find (strangely enough) although you won’t as find many low-level news stories as here, like what Paris Hilton is wearing to court this time etc. And if you’re good at reading German or use Google Chrome, read Der Spiegel (http://www.spiegel.de/international/). Really, read any news that doesn’t come from America if you want to not just read drivel all day long.