Jon Stewart apologized Monday night for getting certain facts wrong during a recent segment on police injustice and the killing of black victims.
Last week, "The Daily Show" host incorrectly stated that police in California's San Bernadino County had shot and killed black victim Dante Parker, when in fact, he was hit multiple times with a taser. San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos called out Stewart for the false claim in a video posted to YouTube, saying that the comedy host had his facts "all wrong."
Stewart became the target of attacks by several Fox News hosts over the error, including "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade, who mocked Stewart for his sloppy fact-checking. Stewart acknowledged fault and apologized Monday night, adding that the reason he hates making such mistakes is that it invites others to focus on his mistake rather than the issue at hand.
So while Stewart apologized to viewers, he was not apologizing to anyone on Fox News:
"Fuck you, Brian," Stewart said to Kilmeade. "Fuck you."
"And by the way, jackass," he continued. "You can truly grieve for every officer who's been lost in the line of duty in this country and still be troubled by cases of police overreach."