This article is from the archive of our partner .

Jon Stewart thinks Gretchen Carlson's dumb blonde routine is just an act. So when the Fox News host claimed she had to look up the word "ignoramus," Stewart went digging into the background of his fellow commentator. The verdict? Carlson may be feigning ignorance to make herself more appealing to Fox's folksy conservative audience. Here's the fruit of his pundit policework:



This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.