The final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention went long thanks to Donald Trump’s record-long acceptance speech for his party’s presidential nomination — but CBS was among multiple TV networks deciding they wanted to go live, too, with their late-night comedy reactions.
None of them, perhaps as significant or noteworthy than Jon Stewart’s return to late-night TV with a star turn on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which he executive produces.
After first cracking up with Colbert about Thursday’s resignation by Roger Ailes from the FOX News channel that he had built into a Republican propaganda machine, Stewart asked for some time behind the anchor desk for himself to address the election. Stewart really wanted to direct his attention — and with it, our attention — to FOX News itself. Stewart pointed out several hypocritical moments by “Lumpy” (Stewart’s name for opinion anchor Sean Hannity) “and his cronies,” who said would have to exert logistical gymnastics to support Trump after eight years of bashing President Barack Obama for the very things that Trump actually represents.
“I see you, and I see your bullshit!” Stewart said.
Then Colbert reappeared to remind Stewart that they were broadcasting live.
Stewart reminded FOX News talking heads and their conservative friends that they don’t own America or American values.
Roll the clip. Do we have a clip? Roll ’em when we got ’em!
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Jon Stewart had a few words for the people who say they want their country back. pic.twitter.com/EIs9m5vkDI
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Here’s the full segment with Colbert and Stewart. Enjoy it!