Jon Stewart slams Fox News' hypocritical coverage of police brutality protests

"Fox News has 99 problems but Jay Z ain't one"

By Sarah Gray
Published December 18, 2014 2:42PM (EST)
 Jon Stewart     (Comedy Central)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

On Wednesday night's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams took aim at Fox News' hypocritical coverage of police brutality protests. Stewart pointed out the ridiculous complaints that protests were blocking holiday shopping, and mocked the outrageousness of criticizing professional athletes' decision to wear shirts saying "I Can't Breathe" or "Justice for Tamir Rice."

Jessica Williams then stepped in to completely skewer Fox News host Sean Hannity's description of Jay Z as a crack dealer. "The only thing I can imagine is that Fox has a new rule where they can only describe people according to the worst thing they've ever done," Williams said. "So if that's the case, we're going to have to fix some chyrons on Fox News." (Spoiler: Ted Nugent, Rush Limbaugh and others didn't fare so well.)

Watch the two segments below:

And we'll let Jessica Williams take it from here:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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