Jon Stewart archly demands that Fox News apologize for its 'stand down, don't shoot' Benghazi lies

Jon Stewart demands an apology from Fox News
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Jon Stewart conceded at the beginning of Thursday night's Daily Show that the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were fueled by an inaccurate report that teen Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot dead, a point noted in a recent Justice Department report — and brought up repeatedly on Fox News, where anchors and pundits demanded an apology from anyone who used the phrase "hands up, don't shoot."

Fox ignored entirely the second DOJ report, outlining years of punitive racism in Ferguson, Stewart said, but "the lesson Fox News is getting at is very clear: Wouldn't it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false, divisive, anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?"

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