“How f*cking removed from reality is Fox’s perception of their own coverage on poverty? The main defender of your network’s attitude towards those in poverty is the main offender,” Stewart said “He does segments that would make Ebenezer Scrooge go, ‘Hey, take it easy, these are people we’re talking about.’” Jon Stewart said to Fox Business’ Stuart Varney when caught in a lie about insulting the poor.
Stewart played a montage of footage dating back to 2011 in which Varney uses phrases like “handout nation” to describe the poor, or saying they lack a “richness of spirit.” Most damningly, Varney openly says in a June 2013 clip, “I am being mean to poor people.”
After that, Stewart said, Varney’s claim earlier this week — that he and Fox News were only looking at social-service programs as a whole and not demonizing participants — was “a rich buffet of bullsh*t out of a three-course prickfest.”
“Are these glaring contradictions a product of lack of self-awareness, or cynicism, or stupidity, or evil?” Stewart asked. “I don’t know anymore, and I’m starting to lack a richness of f*cks.”