Jon Stewart appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to debate Bill O’Reilly about the singer Common being invited to the White House… Fox and Friends aired heavily edited footage of the debate video, from which Jon Stewart’s criticism of Fox News was removed.

Here’s the video from Fox and Friends:

Here’s what’s missing:

STEWART: There is a selective outrage machine here at Fox that petty fogs only when it suits the narrative that suits them. This guy is in the crosshairs in a way that he shouldn’t be, whether you agree with him or not over — you may think he is ignorant in believing that Assata Shakur is innocent. You may think he is ignorant in believing that Mumia is. But then guess what? Bono can’t go to the White House. Springsteen can’t go to the White House. Bob Dylan can’t go to the White House. You have got a lot of people that aren’t allowed to sit in the White House because they have written songs about people convicted of murder.


O’REILLY: You say that because Bono, Springsteen, and Bob Dylan wrote songs defending people who were accused of heinous things that I have to give Common a pass because he did the same thing.

STEWART: No. You have to be consistent with your outrage.

O’REILLY: All right. Let me give you -

STEWART: Be consistent.

O’REILLY: I will. Common visited, went to see.

STEWART: So what if Bono went to see Leonard Peltier?

O’REILLY: All right? In Cuba, and said – and said, quote –

STEWART: So now that’s your line? You are putting yourself in a smaller and smaller box.

O’REILLY: No, I’m not. I’m not.

STEWART: So this guy is worthy of it because he actually visited. And, by the way, I don’t agree with you that that’s what puts it over the top. I completely disagree with you.

O’REILLY: This makes it beyond a reasonable doubt.

STEWART: Oh, please.

O’REILLY: Oh, come on. You know this guy is sympathizing with two cop killers. You know that.

STEWART: I don’t know him. He believes they were unjustly convicted. That’s what I imagine this is.


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One Response to “Fox & Friends Edits Jon Stewart’s Criticism of Fox News”

  1. Please watch the following video featuring Fox and Friend’s Steve Doocy interviewing Steven Spinola, President of the Real Estate Board of New York on May 12, 2011:

    Anyone who knows anything about I.U.O.E. Locals 14 and 15 knows that this creep Steven Spinola of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about! The call by REBNY for “national licensing” has nothing to do with safety (Crane operators in NYC are already licensed by the New York City Department of Buildings), and everything to do with union busting. By giving this anti-union liar Steven Spinola a forum to spew his lies, Fox News is proving itself to be an anti-union propaganda network!

    Those recent accidents in Manhattan, which resulted in the deaths of Wayne Bliedner and Donald Leo, two members of I.U.O.E. Local 14, were caused by faulty equipment/rigging, not by operator error. REBNY knows this, but instead of questioning the business practices of the owner of those cranes, they decided to use these accidents as subterfuge to push for the elimination the NYC DOB Hoist Machine Operator license, which will greatly weaken the crane operator’s union by causing an influx of non-union crane operators from out of state. The scumbags at REBNY don’t care about the extraordinary skill of union crane operators and Local 14′s exemplary safety record. All they care about is the additional money they will make if they successfully bust the crane operator’s union.

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