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Jon Stewart Says Fox News Told the Truth, and Then Took it Back (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 28th 2011 5:11AM
Jon Stewart, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'We have a feeling that this little television "conversation" between Jon Stewart and Chris Wallace isn't going to end any time soon. Unless Wallace just backs down and stops talking about it altogether. It seems every time Wallace goes to defend himself, 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) is ready to volley the ball right back into their court.

When Jon Stewart was on Wallace' show a few weeks, the host said: "I think we're the counterpoint [of NBC News]. I think that they have a liberal agenda and I think we tell the other side of the story."

Stewart jumped on that "other side" statement as an admission, by Wallace, of a conservative agenda, but Wallace has rebutted that by clarifying his intention.

"Jon seemed to think that was a big deal that I said we tell the other side of the story," he said on his show. "While I wish I had said the full story."

But Stewart insists it is a big deal. "That's your setting the record straight?" he said. "'I accidentally told the truth and wish I could take it back?'"

It's easy to see either side of this story. Wallace could have meant in his original words that Fox News tells the other side of the NBC News story in addition to telling the side NBC does. In other words, the full story. Or did Stewart catch him in a slip of admission that he's trying to take back now?

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Jason J. Hughes

Apologies for mixing up Chrises Wallace and Matthews. It wasn't a mix-up of the people but rather a mix-up of two famous people with the first name Chris. Regardless, there's really no excuse for it. The article is fixed now.

June 29 2011 at 2:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
voicecraft

Article author, Jason Hughes, clearly doesn't know his liberals from a hole in the ground.

June 28 2011 at 2:09 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Kim Swink

How could anyone confuse Chris Matthews with Chris Wallace? One is a highly intelligent political opinion commentator and the other pretends to be a serious straight news anchor but just spews the same old Fox lies as the Fox opinion commentators.

June 28 2011 at 11:49 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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gov111w

Any commentator or reporter who gets tingles in leg over political speeches is just wrong for the job !!
How can you be fair and unbiased when your leg is tingling

June 28 2011 at 2:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Kathy

You should proofread your propaganda before you print it!!

June 28 2011 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hiker287

Wonder how wallace got his job--maybe the old man--he is as useless as hannity

June 28 2011 at 10:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
screenwriter

why does this story say chris matthews?

June 28 2011 at 10:44 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
screenwriter

why are journalists arguing with comics? why are comics being interviewed as though they are serious commentators? why are comics wasting valuable comedy time on arguing with journalists?
as george castanza would observe - you can't mix worlds!

June 28 2011 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
drkate45

don't you think Chris Matthews looks remarkably like Chris Wallace?

June 28 2011 at 9:59 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
gregcfin

Great job.....how could you say Matthews; when the clip shows Wallace....talk about not even close!...don't you even read you story before you print it.....should be fired

June 28 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
rjen164497

If this isn't typical Liberal press. Wrong person and a non story.

June 28 2011 at 7:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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