Jon Stewart has never been a fan of Fox News, but its coverage of the events in Ferguson, Mo., has really set him off.
On Tuesday, the Daily Show was back on the air following a two-week vacation. Stewart used his opening monologue to rip apart Fox News' coverage—some of which has brushed off race being a factor in Michael Brown's tragic shooting death at the hands of police.
Among others, he called out The O'Reilly Factor's Bill O'Reilly and Hannity's Sean Hannity. A clip of latter saying that if he is pulled over by an officer, he'll not only tell the police officer he has the license to carry a gun and has it with him, but he'll get out of the car, pull up his shirt and show them his weapon.
"You really do have no f--king idea, do you?" Stewart asked. "Basically, you're saying, if only Michael Brown, instead of holding his hands over his head, had reached down to his waist and lifted up his shirt to show the gun he did not actually have, this whole tragedy could have been avoided. Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?"
"This isn't all about how just one man was killed in one town," he said. "It's about how people who can't get a f--king cab, even though you're a neurosurgeon, 'cause you're black. I guarantee you, that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity—from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal—at some point in their last couple of hours because of their skin color."
Stewart went on to tell the story of going on an assignment in New York City with a white Daily Show producer in "homeless elf attire" and a black correspondent on the show dressed "resplendently in a tailored suit."
"Who do you think was stopped?" he asked. "Let me give you a hint—the black guy."
"Race is there, and it is a constant," Stewart added. "You're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how f--ing exhausting it is living it."