Gawker's Aman Ellis and Jessica Poolt have done a wonderful job of showing how the Stewart-O'Reilly interview this week was edited. Some editing is, of course, necessary. But just check out how Fox clearly did so to omit some of the best Stewart zingers, and protect O'Reilly from being fully exposed. To Fox's credit, they put the whole thing on their website. Money quote from Stewart:
I know what this is. I come from Jerseyit's the same thing: "I'm not saying your mother's a whore. I'm just saying she has sex for money. With people." [F]ox News used to be all about, you don't criticize a president during wartime. It's unacceptable, it's treasonous, it gives aid and comfort to the enemy. All of a sudden, for some reason you can run out there and say, "Barack Obama is destroying the fabric of this country."
Then this wonderful exchange (also omitted from the broadcast):
O'REILLY: Do you know any Tea Party people?
STEWART: Yes, I do.
O'REILLY: Really? Down in Greenwich Village there are Tea Party people?
STEWART: Down in Greenwich Village? Let me tell you something, BillI'll give you four blocks of Greenwich Village, and I'll put that up against four blocks around your house
STEWART: No, your house now.
O'REILLY: Oh, Levittown is where I was brought up.
STEWART: Well, you don't live there any more brother.
He sure doesn't. But he knows how to manipulate their fears.