The eternal war of words between Jon Stewart and Sean Hannity managed to reach several new levels of vitriol in a matter of hours.
In a Rolling Stone interview that hit the web yesterday, the Daily Show host touched on a number of subjects, including his directorial debut (Rosewater), Bruce Springsteen, and, of course, Fox News. That last topic provided the following pull quote about Sean Hannity, whom Stewart now considers a far more insufferable adversary than Bill O’Reilly (emphasis added):
“Sean Hannity is probably the most loathsome dude over there. That’s just pure cynicism, and it’s horrible. Everything is presented in as devious a manner as it could possibly be presented.”
Stewart also expressed zero interest when asked if he’d be willing to engage Hannity on his show. “Not really,” he told interviewer Andy Greene. “That’s probably a shortcoming, but I have no interest in that. I probably should. It would be interesting, I guess.”
Unsurprisingly, Hannity was quick to respond, firing off an email to POLITICO in which he took shots at everything about President Obama and Stewart, including the way the latter’s head allegedly interacts with the former’s anus:
“Nearly 50 million Americans on food stamps, nearly 50 million in poverty, the lowest labor participation rate since 1978, and Jon’s beloved president who once said George Bush’s debt was ‘irresponsible and unpatriotic’ has almost accumulated more debt then every other President before him combined,” Hannity wrote. “Do I even need to remind him about keeping our doctors, our health plans and saving money? And how is that healthcare website working out? Or Iraq, Isis, the ‘Russian reset’?”
“Jon’s problem is he has his head so far up Obama’s ass he cannot see clearly, he is obviously better suited to reading his joke writers material, and making his clapping seal audience happy.”
It’s safe to say we haven’t heard the last of this. Which only makes sense. The President of the United States having a human head inside of his butt is not only gross and hard to envision, but probably unprecedented. A historical first like this demands more elaboration, and maybe some kind of commemoratory plaque at the spot of the incident.