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8 November 2012

Video: Jon Stewart describes Fox News election night coverage as “crisis on bullshit mountain“

The insane moment of panic on the network when Obama was re-elected “will… live forever", Stewart says.

By Caroline Crampton

In his look back over the events of election night, Jon Stewart reserved special attention for Fox News, and in particular the five minutes of crisis on the network after Ohio was called for Obama – a moment that Stewart terms “crisis on bullshit mountain”.

He gleefully tracked the pundits as they blamed the concept of mathematics itself for the declaration, before trying to come to terms with the fact that Mitt Romney, the candidate they had been saying would win for months, had lost.

Watch Stewart in action here:

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