Jon Stewart Rips Fox News A New One For Ripping Up The Constitution (VIDEO)


Over the years, we’ve heard Fox News hosts brag about how much they love the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But since the capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the very same hosts that proclaim their allegiance to the Constitution have been dismantling it shamelessly. Jon Stewart highlighted this abandonment of the Constitution during the Wednesday night edition of The Daily Show.

Stewart began by showing clips of the various Fox hosts praising the Constitution in previous segments of their programs. “The strength of our system lies in how durable it is even for our most heinous citizens,” Stewart declared in reference to how we handle the 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who is also an American citizen.

Stewart then played clips of those same Fox News hosts complaining about Tsarnaev being read his Miranda Rights. “Not reading someone their Miranda Rights doesn’t mean they don’t have Miranda Rights,” Stewart responded. “You have Miranda Rights under the Constitution. You don’t have to say them out loud for them to become real. You’re thinking of Beetlejuice.”

Stewart then shows clips of Fox News hosts literally abandoning nearly every one of the Constitutional rights found Bill of Rights except for, of course, the 2nd Amendment. Fox News hosts publicly abandoned the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Amendments in a fit of anger against a domestic terrorist and their hatred of Muslims in general. Hosts called for using torture, arresting Muslim women for wearing hijabs, illegally wiretapping mosques, discriminating against Muslim students, and stripping people of their right to a fair and speedy trial, along with their right to remain silent.

“So in the wake of an assault on our freedom and way of life, we have quickly jettisoned the Sixth Amendment right to a fair and speedy trial, and the Fifth Amendment’s right against self-incrimination,” and “there goes the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Any freedom lovers what to take a crack at some of the lower ones?”

After playing clips of Brian Kilmeade, Eric Bolling, Ann Coulter, and Bob Beckel calling for the abandonment of other rights, Stewart pointed out how Fox News is willing to eliminate all of the above constitutional rights but unwilling to restrict the 2nd Amendment in the effort to keep guns out of the hands of the very terrorists that want to kill us.

Here’s the video via Raw Story:

So to recap, Fox News, the mouthpiece of the Republican Party, is perfectly fine with stripping people of their right to practice their religion, their right to due process, their right to not be tortured, their right to wear what they want, and their right to see a warrant before a search and seizure, but when it comes to the reasonable banning of criminals and terrorists from having the right to bear arms, Fox News opposes. We should all be thankful that Fox News and their Republican puppets aren’t in charge or else the only right we’d have is the right to own a gun. And we should all be thankful that Jon Stewart is unyielding is his effort to demonstrate just how hypocritical Fox News is.