Jon Stewart Hits Fox for Mocking Poor Hurt by Shutdown

Watch this: He ripped into a radio-show host who made fun of poor people affected by the government shutdown.

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Jon Stewart (Comedy Central's Daily Show screenshot)

Comedy Central's Daily Show host Jon Stewart launched into a diatribe against Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes, who sneered at Democrats affected by the government shutdown. He said they would start receiving "potted meat and Tang and get in [their] survival bunker," the Raw Story reports.

"[F--k] you," Stewart said after a few seconds of mocking faux-laughter. "First of all, Democrats aren't the ones with survival bunkers -- that's you guys. And second, I know that for you, potted meat and Tang is short-hand for [s--t] you wouldn't possibly imagine eating unless there was a catastrophe, but for the people actually affected by the government shutdown, it's the [s--t] they eat that they can no longer afford."

Stewart argued that, while many of Starnes' colleagues took great pains to tell their viewers that they weren't affected by the curtailing of federal programs instigated by GOP lawmakers, they were purposefully ignoring the very real effects a prolonged shutdown could have on NASA, the Food and Drug Administration, food programs that primarily benefit women and children and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other agencies.

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