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Fox News on Impeachment Hearings: Where’s The Sex? | The Daily Show

November 15, 2019


Yesterday was a historic day in America. I finally tried kombucha. Yeah. It’s… okay. But it was also an historic day because the House held its first
public impeachment hearing, where the ambassador to Ukraine
and the inventor of flubber both testified about
President Trump’s quid pro quo with the president of Ukraine. And this testimony was
a pretty big deal, because for the first time,
the American public heard from nonpartisan officials about how the president abused
his powers for personal gain. And even though millions
of people have been talking about these hearings,
over on Fox News their analysis
of this impeachment is… “Meh.”
(blows raspberry) -There’s no way that…
-(chuckling) normal, ordinary people,
Middle America, are gonna watch a passel
of lawyers going at it over the details
of who said what to who– -No. -some obscure official
from a foreign country. This is about a transcript
of a phone call with a country
no one cares about. You can’t follow–
he said, she said, she said, he said, he said. I don’t know what language
“quid pro pro” is… -It’s Latin, okay?
-Is it Latin? It-It’s Latin to everybody.
People don’t understand that. No one can find Ukraine
on a map. If you ask the American people
anything about Ukraine, they don’t know a thing
about it. -Wow!
-(gasps, laughter) So what, according to Fox News,
Americans are too dumb to follow
these impeachment proceedings? “The word ‘impeachment’
is very confusing. “Maybe we should call it
a ‘presidential boo-boo.’ Would that help?” You know what’s…
what’s funny is how… when it was Hillary’s scandal,
Fox News was like, “Now, as we all know,
Banghazi isn’t just home “to Libya’s
signature dish, bazin, “it’s also a hotbed of support
for Ansar al-Shar… Sharia, “especially
around Tahrir Square. This is a big thing in Libya…” But then, when it’s
a Donald Trump scandal, all of a sudden they’re like,
“What’s a Ukraine? -(laughter)
-“Ukraine? Do Ukraine? “Do I-kraine? “Frasier Crane? -(cheering, applause)
-The bird crane?” Because look,
even if people don’t understand every aspect about the Ukraine
scandal, that doesn’t mean that they can’t still grasp
its importance. Like, I don’t know what
a second cousin once removed is. (laughter) What I do know is
I’m not supposed to marry them. (laughter) I’m sorry, Sheila, I know
it would make Grandma happy, -but it just can’t happen.
-(laughter) And Fox News is coming up
with all kinds of ways to convince people
that even if you do have a PhD in Ukraine-iology, these hearings still
just aren’t worth watching. In fact,
sometimes if you watch Fox, like, it looks like
they’re straight-up trying to hypnotize their viewers
into not caring. This has nothing to do
with national security. (chuckles):
It’s all just an illusion. The whole thing is a charade. First know this–
it isn’t important. Everything you’re gonna see
in the next two weeks is rigged. This is a phony show trial. There is zero due process. None. We don’t want
to overinflate its importance, which is questionable. This is stupid. A week from now,
you won’t remember the details. -Look deep into my eyes.
-(laughter) A week from now you will
remember none of the details. And when I snap my fingers,
you’ll wake up and think racism only happens
to white people. Three, two, one. Snap! Like, what is that? You know it’s crazy
that after the first day– the first day–
of the impeachment hearings, Fox has already written off
the entire process. Which clearly shows you they have no intention
of being objective at all. They sound less like journalists
and more like mean girls trying to sabotage
someone’s sweet 16. Just like,
“I’ve heard nobody’s going. “It’s gonna be, like,
a stupid party, “and Ashley’s dad
is gonna be the deejay. Oh, my God.” -I mean, like…
-(cheers and applause) It’s the same. I don’t know…
I don’t know if Donald Trump is gonna be found guilty
or not, but you’ve got to at least
watch the full proceedings before you make a determination. Otherwise, you don’t have
the full story. You know, like, if you only
watched the first half of Get Out, you’d just think
it was a beautiful movie about an interracial couple. Yeah, it would be like,
“Her family’s kind of weird but every family’s
kind of weird.” But if calling
their viewers dumb or using mind control
doesn’t work, Fox has come up
with another reason to ignore
the impeachment hearings, and that is it’s just not
binge-worthy TV. There is not a single person outside the
Washington, D.C. Beltway, that gives a damn
about what happened today. -It’s boring.
-It was a total snooze fest. It was kind of boring
to watch on television. It was really just a huge dud. There wasn’t anything sexy
about it. There was not some big new piece of information that came out. With, uh, Richard Nixon,
there was a break-in. With, um, uh, Bill Clinton, -there was sex in
the Oval Office. -Yeah. Yeah. With Trump, it’s a phone call
to Ukraine. There’s no burglary.
There’s no break-in. There’s no tapes. There’s
no dress. There’s no sex. It’s not a sexy scandal. Russia was sexy. This has no intrigue whatsoever. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re saying
Trump’s impeachment is boring and unsexy? You know, if Trump hears that
it’s gonna piss him off, right? He’s gonna come out like, (mimics Trump): “My impeachment
will be the most exciting ever. “I’ll break into a hotel. “And best believe, I’ll jizz
all over this dress. “Don’t make me do it. “Don’t make me
do it. “I’ll do it. (cheers and applause) “Just make sure
you wash it afterwards. “I can’t risk
making another Eric. Don’t want to take a chance.” (normal voice):
Here’s the thing, people: These hearings are investigating whether the president
of the United States committed high crimes
or misdemeanors. So they’re supposed to be
serious, not about excitement. You know, impeachment
is like a family reunion: if it’s sexy, something
has gone horribly wrong. Sheila, please, don’t make
things weird at the barbecue. I’m begging you.
Please. Now, look,
here at The Daily Show, we want to help Fox viewers get into the impeachment spirit because this is a really
important time in America. So if they can’t pay attention
to the scandal unless it’s sexy, well, then, you know what? We’ll make it sexy. (doorbell rings) Did somebody order some…
military aid? I was getting so desperate
for your missile. I’m gonna need some dirt
on Joe Biden first. ♪ ♪ (woman sighs) ♪ ♪ Put that quid in my quo. Oh, I’ll put the quid
in your quo. ♪ ♪ I’m gonna blow that whistle. -Oh, yeah.
-(whistle blowing) Give me that dirt
on Joe Biden. Yeah, dirt on Joe Biden. I’m gonna quid! NARRATOR:
Oh, yeah.

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  1. Realize that these people consider crime only worthy if it's exciting. That is how so many close their ears to reality. Ask them, just ask them, what would they need for things to be entertaining. Does that have any fucking thing to do with how the American people are being harmed? It's fantastic to know that Fox won't be around in a couple of years, not how it is now. You can only hope they'll give a damn about reality then.

  2. It’s funny how when in Germany there was the scandal with VW Audi and so on everyone was like “Oh my god I can’t believe they did this” and in America the president literally committed a huge crime and they’re like “Where’s the sex we want to see the sex”

  3. So America's ignorance means Donald didn't do anything wrong. Maybe the inability to find Ukraine on a map is a problem and speaks to the educational system. This is serious, death and national security it isn't supposed to be sexy. It's not a reality show.

  4. If I went 20 years back in time no one would believe what a joke America would become in 2019. They’d probably pray for Y2K or the Mayan Apocalypse, anything but the absolute embarrassment America would become today. The entire world is laughing at you.

  5. F-CKING FOX AND MORONS. So, to all the criminals out there, "pick a victim that no body knows". "YOUR HONOR, ME AND MY ASSOCIATES HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE DEAD GUY WAS, NOBODY EVER HEARD OF HIM."

  6. Well, people that watch Fox news are idiots soooo…. There's like this thing called "natural selection" and the only thing that's keeping them from killing themselves is if Fox News said "Go Kill Yourself America" and I'm probably not gonna be shocked if someone actually did it. Hell their schools are full of bullet holes anyway so I'm not surprised if their a bit uneducated to think for themselves.

  7. fox the trump sate media for the mentally challenged. fox objective wait can hannity and pirro even spell it? The impeachment procedure is not a court process and court procedures do not apply. One question is Eric a puppet or really just that stupid?

  8. I like how they're stuck on "just a call" instead of words used in THAT call. 🤦🏻‍♀️ but they know their base eats it up

  9. "This is a scandal with no video, with no audio, with no sex, with no money, with no dead bodies. It's a boring scandal."- Jesse Waters, 2017

  10. Uhm one question…..?
    Why in the fuck are foreigners that have nothing to do with American politics giving their opinion on this issue?I've seen more Brits on Fox news giving their opinion than Americans themselves….
    Is it possible that it's because no one believes a word the usual suspects that defend the Dump say anymore?or is it because they're having difficulty finding people to defend that [email protected]£d?
    Either way you've got to be a damn fool to not see what they're doing now,when it comes to BS the Dump does they turn into [email protected]£d$ saying the dumbest shit ever said by a human being and giving the lamest excuses to justify and defend his actions. Fox should be shutdown on account of being to damn r
    [email protected]£ded to be called "news"….it's accountable for 90% of the [email protected]£ded shit americans spew out of their mouths.

  11. And this shows you how unbelievably stupid Fox thinks their viewers are. And most of them are that stupid. Those poor idiots.

  12. According to Fox News we are all dumb! I dropped out of school in 9th grade. I have no college education. I am self-educated. I have read every impeachment hearing transcript, the Mueller Report, and because I am retired I have had the luxury of being able to watch every live hearing in real time related to the issue with rapt attention. They are not boring in the least. I am insulted every time I hear a news host on any news outlet suggest the average citizen can’t understand or is disinterested. And since when is the impeachment of the President of the United States supposed to be entertaining? Oh, and Fox News, with the exception of Chris Wallace and Judge Napolitano,, is useless drivel and DUMBER than a doorknob!

  13. This isn't comedy, it isn't news, it's left wing propaganda being brought to you by someone who would probably let Jussie Smollett fuck him in the ass.

  14. This dude makes Samantha Bee look like Sojourner Truth….and Samantha Bee is married to some racist who fought to keep minorities outta their daughter's school. That's how fake Trevor is.

  15. I guess we, the American public, is too stupid to understand the importance of the impeachment hearings. What a bunch of doofuses they have doing commentary on Fox.

  16. I mean, it was boring, but it's supposed to be that way.

    Problem is, even if it wasn't, Fox News would find a way to see something wrong with it, that's what happens when you have an agenda which is not objective.

  17. It's hilarious how tRUMP supporters keep saying everything is hearsay, but won't mention that everyone with first knowledge tRUMP is blocking them from testifying

  18. There you have it, America. Fox News think you are too slow, too dumb, too lazy and too sex-obsessed to care about the future of your nation, as long as there is a Republican on the throne. Now, if my news media talked to me that way, I'd tear them several new ones.

  19. Pretty amazing how fox news actually insinuates that their audience is stupid… And their audience couldn't be happier supporting them… SAD

  20. 1:05 “I don’t know what language quid pro quo is-“
    “It’s Latin, it’s Latin to everybody”
    😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️

  21. Are most americans so stupid to believe that their own president being impeached is no big deal if its not a "drama tv show"? Maybe u deserve that orange turd if the only way for news to matter is if they are entertaining and shocking only… Keep working 3 jobs and selling a kidney for an ambilance ride and 2 arms for your education if thats what you think.

    Those fox news people are the most below human waste of beings i have ever had the displeasure of wasting my eyesight and hearing on.

  22. 4:57 he said “Russia was sexy” that other reporter just blinked a few times like what in the fuck did I just hear 😂 it’s really creepy how many of these guys obviously were getting off to Bill Clinton and Monica haha like damn calm down you creepy old fucks I really don’t think anyone or anything wants you to find them sexy

  23. SHEILA! Leave Trevor alone! I'll go with you to the picnic!

    Yo, Trevor – you gotta picture of Sheila? I gotta see what I'm working with! ROTFL!

  24. It's funny that you say fox doesn't cover things fairly but dont mention CNN MSNBC, etc. The "news" stations are all terrible. Do your own research. By watching these stations all you get is their opinions.

  25. 2nd cousin once removed would be the kid of your second cousin. If two cousins both have a child, those children are second cousins to each other (and first cousins once removed to their parent's cousin). So if you move down a generation in both lines you increase your degree of cousinness (first, second, third, etc) and if you move down a generation on only one side you increase the removal (no removal, once removed, twice removed, etc).

    Your welcome. Good luck remembering this

  26. The part about where Fox was saying its boring. I reminds me of when the muller report was ongoing and one of them said "Theres no sex, no dead bodies, its a boring scandal."

  27. Nancy Pelocy feared Americans might not understand what Trump did wrong.
    Trump hopes the Americans won't understand what he did wrong.

    And here I am, fearing they are both right …

  28. The real news here is the democrats have been trying to impeach trump before he was sworn in. We are watching special interest groups attempting to hijack the office of the presidency. This is the new american democracy.
    If you arent aware of this , President Eisenhower predicted 50 years ago that the military complex (big business) was the biggest threat to our democracy. And that is EXACTLY what has happened. There is no coincidence that all of the million dollar donations to the clinton foundation have ceased since she lost the presidency. There is no coincidence that politicians run on a platform of healthcare reform and after they are elected, nothing happens to healthcare reform but the politicians somehow become a millionaire. Special interest groups (business lobby) own Washington and they want trump gone because he is bad for profits. Trump is NOT a politician. He has NEVER been a politician. He is a businessman who has the best interest of THE PEOPLE in mind. Big business wants Trump out because they can’t buy him. Btw, nancy pelosi has been in Washington for decades. A small vial of life saving insulin costs $1000 in the United States . The same vial of insulin costs $25 in canada. Nancy pelosi has a net worth of over 120 million dollars. Do the math.

  29. This is the new strategy for Republicans, since defend Trump's actions are indefensible. If the people are against impeachment, Republican Senators won't be swayed to convict Trump, as their top priority seems to be keeping their jobs rather than serving the country's best interest. The surest way to make sure no voter's mind might be changed by the impeachment hearings is for them not to hear it. Fox says "It's boring, don't watch." Lindsey Graham says, "It's un-American to watch." They're trying to keep people from hearing the facts and deciding for themselves.

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