“When you hear something on a partisan-driven program, do not believe it,” O’Reilly said during his “Tip of the Day” segment (above) on Wednesday. “Don’t believe this stuff. Distortions are how some people make a living. Stewart’s going for the laugh, he doesn’t really care if it’s true or not.”
O’Reilly’s defense came after Stewart used a clip of the Fox News opinion host saying he was furious at how the media is covering the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and how others are reacting to it.
The joke was that O’Reilly cut his vacation short to rant about his issues with the coverage, as opposed to the issue itself. O’Reilly, however, made sure to show viewers that he did go on the record to condemn the excessive violence a Ferguson police officer used against Brown.
“Ahhhh, but Stewart distorts the issue,” O’Reilly said. “And he has been known to do that.”
Fake news shows will do that from time to time.