Fox Pundit to Stewart: 'You're Just Leno With the F-Bomb'

But first, Bernie Goldberg admits Jon 'was right'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2010 8:05 AM CDT

Fox News pundit Bernie Goldberg said the unthinkable last night: “I was wrong, Jon Stewart is right.” Goldberg was responding, via the O’Reilly Factor, to Stewart’s claim last week that Fox News makes generalized slams against liberals then hypocritically derides anyone who makes generalized claims about the Tea Party. Of course, it was too good to last: Goldberg continued to then slam Stewart. Highlights:

  • “Even though you criticize liberals as well as conservatives, when you had Frank Rich on your show, you didn’t ask him a single tough question. You gave him a lapdance. You practically had your tongue down his throat.”
  • “How about Bill Maher? Bill Maher generalizes about people who go to church being a bunch of dopes. Is there some rule that says a comic can’t go after another comic?”
  • “You’re not nearly as edgy as you think you are. You’re just a safe Jay Leno with a much smaller audience, but you get to say the F-bomb, which gives your incredibly unsophisticated audience the illusion that you’re courageous and that you’re a renegade.”
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(Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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