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Jon Stewart raps his rage at Fox News over Common controversy

Jon Stewart unloaded on Fox News during Wednesday night’s “The Daily Show,” not only with satirical criticism of the network’s outrage over Chicago rapper Common visiting the White House, but with his own freestyle rap:

“You push bull-[bleep]… Hannity, Hannity, yo Hannity, straight up insanity…,” he rapped, talking about Fox anchor Sean Hannity.

To recap events, Hannity and company started whining about Common going to the poetry event Wednesday because of his “misogynist and violent” lyrics. In the clips Stewart put together, you can see that the idiot Fox crew has no idea what the lyrics to the songs actually mean. In "Letter to the Law," for example, Common is calling for peace.

“Are we really doing this again?” Stewart asked at the top of the show. “For this guy, Common? The guy from the Gap ads? The guy from the Queen Latifah rom-coms? Elmo’s friend?”

Stewart’s beautiful rant and clip display exposes Fox News’ hypocrisy in many forms.

  • A clip from FoxNews.com shows a friendly interview with Common.
  • In another clip combo, Hannity says Common’s lyrics make him sound like he supports cop killing, then someone at Fox News wishes “Cop Killer” lyricist Ice-T a happy birthday.
  • Stewart questions why George W. Bush honored Johnny Cash, whose lyrics include murder and misogyny.

It’s better if you just watch the whole thing. Hilarious.



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