“Chaos on Bullshit Mountain”: Jon Stewart Lampoons Fox News Response to Romney Videos

On Wednesday night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart discusses Fox News’ response to the Romney fundraiser video—a reaction he calls the “chaos on Bullshit Mountain.”

Stewart mocks the news channel’s multifaceted spin on the issue, particularly the conclusion that the leaked “47 percent” footage contained hard-hitting truths that will ultimately help the Republican candidate win.

“It’s like Romney jazz! It’s the words you don’t hear [that matter],” Stewart said, lampooning Fox talking heads’ claims about what Romney “actually” meant to say.

 

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