Barack Obama came out in favor of gay marriage, so of course Fox News will have something awful to say about the president. Wait, what's that? They're not as threatened by the gays as they used to be?
On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart watched the talking heads of Fox trip over themselves in calling out Obama's endorsement of gay marriage nothing more than pandering to liberals. What we didn't see as much was talk of how gay marriage threatened to tear society apart, which we frequently heard on the network just a few years ago. "And this is a true measure of how far we've come as a nation," Stewart concludes. "In five years the prime talking point from Republicans, on people who support gay marriage, has gone from 'It will destroy society via turtle-f-cking' to 'Oh of course you're for it, you'll say anything popular to get reelected.' And that is progress."
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