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Jon Stewart to Bret Baier: Much Like 'Three's Company,' Fox News' High Ratings Don't Equal Quality (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 25th 2011 7:20AM
Bret Baier on 'The Daily Show'Bret Baier, the host of Fox New's six o'clock show 'Special Report,' stopped by 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11 PM ET on Comedy Central.) At the beginning of the interview Jon Stewart suggested to Baier that he was a "human shield" because he is the guy Fox News uses to argue that they have good journalists, not just partisan personalities.

Baier rejected that characterization, and this prompted a long disagreement between them about the nature of Fox News. Toward the end of their debate they had this exchange, which summed up each of their positions:

"Listen, on the opinion shows there's no doubt on Fox they come from the right," Baier explained. "But if you watch my show, Shepard Smith's show ... "

"No, it's more like aren't [you and Smith] the guys the online university tosses out to keep their accreditation? Like 'those guys went to college'," Stewart said.

"I would not say that Fox's main thrust is objective news gathering," Stewart continued. "And that is somewhat of a cover of a more a political operation that exists underneath it."

The interview ended rather abruptly, but Stewart assured that the rest would be available on the 'Daily Show' website. It's doubtful, however, if this debate will be settled there either.

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Salazar you missed the joke. 3's company had high ratings and so does Fox News. High ratings does not equate quality. If i wanted to laugh alot more than when I see Jon Stewart would watch Fox New. However you can can only laugh a doo doo(Fox News) for so long, than you have to turn the channel.

June 20 2011 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

why do u have to pick on 3's company? that was a good show and it made us laugh, in my opinion it did its job perfectly. so what does that have to do with fox news?
dont talk about quality as obviously your writing is third-rate drivel.
get a real job , loser.

March 28 2011 at 5:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"I would not say that Fox's main thrust is objective news gathering..."

Was Ric Romero subbing for Jon Stewart last night?

March 25 2011 at 9:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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