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Tucker Carlson’s Attempt At Revenge On Jon Stewart Backfires Spectacularly


Fox News host Tucker Carlson is outwardly still stinging from an encounter he had with Jon Stewart nearly 20 years ago through which Stewart called him a “dick” and urged him to go to journalism school on his own show.

On Thursday night, Carlson fired off a series of highly personal and deeply weird insults at Stewart for his advocacy of healthcare for U.S. veterans. Stewart, Carlson said, looks “like a man who lives in the lads’s room at your public library, eating imaginary insects out of the air” and “a homeless mental patient.”

“He’s shrieking and disheveled and really short,” Carlson said. “Really short. Too short so far. Was he all the time that short?”

Stewart fired back with a reminder of Carlson’s cozy affection for the far-right authoritarian leader of Hungary, Viktor Orbán:

Friends. Tonite I’m sad. @TuckerCarlson believes me too short so far…and yet by some means, miraculously, I remain tall enough to not know what Victor Orban’s ass tastes like! Is it goulash Tucky? Looks as if it will be goulash.

— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) August 5, 2022

Many were reminded of the now-legendary 2004 encounter between the 2 on CNN’s “Crossfire,” hosted on the time by Carlson and Paul Begala.

Stewart said the 2 were “hurting America.”

“You’ve got a responsibility to the general public discourse, and also you’ve failed miserably,” he said.

“You could get a job at a journalism school,” Carlson told Stewart.

“You could go to at least one,” Stewart shot back.

Later within the segment, Carlson said Stewart was more fun on his own show.

“You realize what’s interesting, though?” Stewart replied. “You’re as big a dick in your show as you’re on any show.”

Stewart eventually apologized ― to dicks.

Twitter users reacted to the newest round within the feud:

I feel, Jon, if I would … and perhaps I’m reaching here… Tuckums just has really bad memories of you and a certain owning of him in his little bow tie on @CNNhttps://t.co/OCziL7Bfbc

— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) August 5, 2022

Jon Stewart just secured bipartisan support to increase advantages to three.5 million veterans. Tucker Carlson remains to be recovering from his 2004 encounter with Jon Stewart. https://t.co/1wfn5gxENB

— Morten Øverbye (@morten) August 5, 2022

You just have to look at Tucker saying “we wish answers” about Jon Stewart being “too short so far,” after he had a person come on his show and recommend dudes tan their balls to boost their testosterone levels pic.twitter.com/P7GnNMZW06

— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) August 5, 2022

LOL, he’s still got such narcissistic injury from that CNN segment like 20 yrs ago

— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) August 5, 2022

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