Jon Stewart Slams Fox News Over Charleston Coverage

In the days since nine people were murdered in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Fox News has criticized what it claims is a rush to politicize the tragedy, with Sean Hannity even calling it "almost like a sickness."

"Yes, it's a sickness. This rush to use tragedy to advance your narrative," Jon Stewart said, sarcastically, during "The Daily Show" on Monday night. "Combine that with an inability for self-examination, an almost comical degree of self-exculpatory rhetoric, flag pins, little bit of leg and a complete immunity to irony -- you got yourself a full-blown case of Foxabetes."

As Stewart pointed out, Fox News was quick to politicize the deaths of two New York City police officers last year, blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Barack Obama and others for supposedly worsening racial tensions.

Stewart also spoke about the effort to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol, as well as other racist symbols around the city, including the very address of the church itself.

Check it out in the clip above.



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