After running down the latest Mitt Romney flip-flop, Jon Stewart turned to an old frenemy of his last night: Fox, and its less-than-objective coverage of the economic recovery. Though the headlines of the low unemployment rates and high stock market closings suggest a turnaround, Fox's talking heads were able to spin it by taking (fake) issue with the national debt, gas prices, and "real" unemployment. Why are Fox News hosts focusing on these three talking points? According to Stewart, it's because of an internal memo that one host, Steve Doocy, read aloud.
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