Jon Stewart Mocks Fox News' Sean Hannity Over Clumsy Jay Z Jab

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Jay-Z attends the Armand de Brignac 'A Taste of Gold' party hosted by Jay-Z and the editor of GQ Magazine Dylan Jones at Automat on July 2, 2008 in London, England. 

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity had a very Fox News moment recently, criticizing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for associating with Jay Z. It wasn’t just that Cuomo was agreeing with Jay Z in calling out the Staten Island grand jury that didn’t indict an NYPD officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, but that the governor was fraternizing with “a guy that admits he sold crack.”

For The Daily Show, this was prime material for a little fun at Fox's expense. Check out Jon Stewart’s rebuttal below, from last night (Dec. 17)’s episode:

Never mind all of Jay Z’s accomplishments since being involved with drugs in his early days; Hannity goes straight for a few lines about crack dealing pulled from Shawn Carter’s memoir, Decoded.

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“Jay Z is the guy they keep saying they want all other black guys to be,” Daily Show’s Jessica Williams said. “But to them he’s still just a crack dealer.”

And on Fox’s urging for blacks to “pull up their pants and finish school,” Williams points out: “He’s not just pulling his pants up -- the guy actually sells belts!”

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Stewart joins by mocking Hannity’s clumsy teaser, which goads audiences to guess what former drug dealer will be criticized in the next segment, while showing a photo of Jay Z on the screen. To cap it all off, they decide to introduce a few conservative favorites for their worst moments: Mark Fuhrman, Rush Limbaugh, and Ted Nugent.


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