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The Daily Show exacts revenge on Fox News for Jay Z dis

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) criticized a Staten Island grand jury's decision to not indict an NYPD officer for the chokehold death of alleged illicit-cigarette-seller Eric Garner, Sean Hannity decided to push back by... taking a potshot at music mogul Jay Z. Why would Cuomo seek advice from "a guy that admits that he sold crack, and was a drug dealer, and actually shot somebody?" the Fox News host asked.

This description of Jay Z as a "former crack dealer" left Jon Stewart virtually speechless on Wednesday night's Daily Show. So Jessica Williams stepped up and turned the tables, explaining how various Fox News regulars would look if their chyrons reflected the worst thing they'd ever done. Her more serious point is that Jay Z is everything Fox News says it wants black people to be: Wealthy, married, a father, an entrepreneur. Williams had some fun with Old Man Stewart, but she ended with a chestnut of her own: "Fox News has 99 problems, but Jay Z ain't one." --Peter Weber