HomeEconomic IssuesEric Bolling Calls Jon Stewart a ‘Dummy’ Over Criticism of Fox’s War on the Poor — Forgets He’s Not Still in 5th Grade

Eric Bolling Calls Jon Stewart a ‘Dummy’ Over Criticism of Fox’s War on the Poor — Forgets He’s Not Still in 5th Grade

Considering the amount of criticism they dish out, it is funny how the people at Fox News get bent out of shape when they are criticized. Case in point Eric Bolling, co-host of the The Five, recently took umbrage with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show’s ongoing take on Fox’s relentless and despicable scapegoating of the poor. The objectionable segment lampooned the network’s petty, mean-spirited, and counter-productive practice of shaming the poor and their truly ridiculous desire to micromanage the diets and lifestyles of people afflicted with poverty. It was a typically devastating and hilarious piece.

Mr. Bolling hosted Saturday’s edition of Cashin’ In and he opened the show with a panel discussion that, you guessed it, once again was centered on how the poor are mooching off the rest of us good, hard-working Americans. For some strange reason the panel included washed up actor Wayne Rogers, whom I assumed had passed away since he hasn’t been in anything since he left MASH for greener pastures in 1975. Can we look forward to Gary Burghoff appearing on the network to make a jackass of himself as well? Anyway, he also played a brief snippet from The Daily Show segment in which Stewart began to debunk some of the rumors, misinformation, and lies that are the bread and butter of the network. Stewart said:

“Food stamps are used for food. It’s a fact you can remember with this little mnemonic I use — food. It stands for food stamps can only be used for food, oh, oh dummy.”

Bolling then took the opportunity to take Jon to challenge Stewart to a debate, and to “school” him, but not before clumsily calling him a “dummy”. We see what he did there! Although the thought of Stewart actually appearing on Fox to debate Bolling is a fantastic and tantalizing dream, the chances of it actually happening are remote, at best.

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  • RINOVirus

    Bolling was an idiot for calling out Jon Stewart. Even more so for inviting him on his show. What Jon Stewart should do is take is invitation. If you want to see what this might look like just search on YouTube for “Jon Stewart Crossfire”. He went on Crossfire and literally tore apart Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson on their own show. It was priceless….and also pointed to as a reason why the show got cancelled.

  • https://plus.google.com/107174965326154792467 Moe Mongo

    F ing idiot, it seems he thinks everyone is as dumb as he is.

  • http://gwbdopesmoker.wordpress.com fredesmite

    Stewart is a comedian – do FakeNews have some sort of learning disability in understanding what comedy is ?

    • https://plus.google.com/107174965326154792467 Moe Mongo

      Comedy laced, based on facts… for you all disabled.

      • Perry

        I think the reason so many people put more credence into The Daily Show is their use of video to backup who or what they are ridiculing. The nitwit politicians seem to forget everything they say and do is video-taped and can be brought back to haunt them. It makes it so easy to prove them hypocrites.

  • Ken

    Jon’s “Fish Fry” of the Food Stamp issue frizzled Fox. Bolling’s pomposity and the rest of those who spout lies 24 hours a day for Roger Ailes and Rupert the Fox, deserve everything the Daily Show delivers. Jon’s intellectually – sharpened and caustic wit has Fox flipping out of the frying pan. Jon’s spatula flips hypocrites and liars on the griddle like no one else dares. He’s the best.

  • Civilized Man

    All of these so called” moochers” wouldn’t make a monetary dent compared to white collar crime of this country. What does one call the 1% who hide their money in off shore accounts? Perhaps, moochers. That’s 99 percent more money than the 45% “moochers.” What does one call our major corporations, i.e GE, one of many, who don’t pay any taxes? Perhaps moochers. What about all the corporate welfare? Perhaps, moochers. At one time I made statements like “their animals,” I no longer do that because only humans can be so murderous, shameful and hurtful liars
    .
    Anyone you know? Profile of the Sociopath, if the shoe fits, wear it.

    Some common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.
    Glibness and Superficial Charm
    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
    Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”
    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
    Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
    Incapacity for Love
    Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
    Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature

  • Perry

    As with many other things, Faux News misses the fact that Jon Stewart is a comedian and The Daily Show is a comedy show. The main objective of Jon and the show is ridiculing hypocrite politicians and news shows (OK, mainly Faux News). Maybe Bolling would offer to go on The Daily Show to explain his lying but I doubt it.

    • https://plus.google.com/107174965326154792467 Moe Mongo

      The old man suffers from a sort of dementia, he would never dare stray of the long and narrow path that Fox has drawn for him.

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