In the same segment, the comedian apologized for saying its viewers are always found to be the most misinformed
In Jon Stewart's recent Fox News appearance, noted here by my colleague James Fallows, the comedian asserted that the cable news network's viewers are always found by polls to be the most misinformed. As it turns out, that statement is false. Thus a correction on his Tuesday television program:
As you can see, Stewart goes on to allege that Fox has aired numerous glaringly inaccurate segments that it has never bothered to correct. "Fox News is like a lying dynasty," he concludes.
Insofar as I'm aware, there's been no response from the network.
And I submit, apropos the interview that started this whole exchange, that the way Fox News engages its critics is one thing that distinguishes it from a news organization like The New York Times. Fox personalities are willing to participate in arguments about its fairness relative to other media sources. But Fox is unwilling to defend its content against the objective standard of accuracy. (Bill Keller would be perfectly comfortable defending or apologizing for everything published during his tenure. What would Roger Ailes do if forced to answer for the content on Glenn Beck's show alone?)