Jon Stewart definitely got back at Fox News for attacking him after he declared that he was going to retire later this year. His counterattack was largely directed towards Megyn Kelly, who had said that Stewart was not a force for good.
He stated the following: “‘Not a force for good’? I can handle that. But Megyn — ‘in his later years’? I am only 52. I’ve got 4 to 5 productive years left, and then about 10 to 15 that are mostly ehhh, and then, I guess, the last 4 or 5 angry confused years. Or as they’re sometimes referred to, the Fox News viewer demo years.”
He also played clips of people on Fox News accusing him of editing videos in such a way that they looked bad. He challenged them to a “lie off,” and then brought up how Rush Limbaugh has given a bad name to the Republican Party.
Stewart went into detail about how Fox News really only cares about attacking anyone who interferes with their conservative agenda. He stated about Fox News, “They purport to want to fix things, but conservatives are not looking to make education more rigorous and informative, or science more empirical or verifiable, or voting more representative, or the government more efficient or effective. They just want all those things to reinforce their partisan ideological conservative viewpoint. Because in their minds, the opposite of ‘bad’ isn’t ‘good.’ The opposite of ‘bad’ is ‘conservative.’ The opposite of ‘wrong’ isn’t ‘right’ — it’s ‘right-wing.’