04 Mar

Jon Stewart Nails Fox News Hypocrisy On Teachers Vs. Wall Street Pay Levels

The Daily Show

The McGlynn: To the Teachers of our country:

Please have a laugh and enjoy the weekend. And to Fox News………….go to Hell!

Given how much Fox News has called teachers unions greedy for their pay and benefit packages, Jon Stewart expected them to have a consistent record of calling out greed in other sectors as well — perhaps even in the financial sector.

Big surprise: the record is hardly consistent.

On Thursday night’s Daily Show Stewart began by pretending to buy into the Fox argument that teachers are grossly overpaid.

“They’re not big shot teachers with their desks and seemingly endless supply of colored construction paper.”

“Oh! And their number two pencils,” Stewart went on. “I suppose Number three pencils aren’t good enough for Your Majesty.”

He then played footage from just a few months ago that showed Fox anchors wailing that the Bush tax cuts must be extended for people making over $250,000 per year because those people, as one anchor put it, were almost living in poverty.

“See the difference?” Stewart asked. “Regardless of the greed-based, slightly sociopathic job bankers did wrecking our economy, those people were there every single day, twelve months a year.”

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