This is absolutely, bloody hilarious! Generally speaking, I’m a Jon Stewart fan, but this is one of his best clips ever, in my humble opinion. Granted, he did have some pretty freakin’ good material to work with. Check out this video of Jon Stewart tearing Fox News (which he dubs “Bullshit Mountain News”) a new one:
And for a bit more commentary on this (and summarizing of it), check out this bit from Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress:
When GOP strategist Karl Rove lost his cool on Fox News Tuesday night and refused to accept the network’s decision to call Ohio for Obama and effectively end the race, it illustrated the Republican party’s belief-centric approach to this year’s election.
More importantly, it perfectly encapsulates the Republican party’s stance on climate science. Rather than trust all those scientists who use complicated models and observation, the modern Republican political pundit uses his “gut” and his “belief” to determine reality.
If you haven’t seen the full Rove clip, watch it. Or better yet, watch John Stewart’s take below, which more appropriately points out the absurdity of the incident.
“You can go through all the scientific gobbledegook you like, I don’t believe it,”said Fox’s Stewart Varney, mocking New York Times’ Nate Silver for his “scientific” approach to poll tracking — a strategy that ultimately proved dead-on correct in predicting the election results.
In post-election coverage, Fox host Megyn Kelly confronted Rove on his dismissal of the Ohio results: “Is this the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?One could easily replace the word “math” with “science” and sum up the party’s stance on climate change.
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