Jon Stewart apologizes to 'd**ks' for lumping them with Tucker Carlson, Internet says 'you beat him with words'

Back in 2004, Carlson had a heated back-and-forth exchange with Stewart when Stewart, the then-'Daily Show' host, visited Carlson and Paul Begala on CNN's 'Crossfire'


                            Jon Stewart apologizes to 'd**ks' for lumping them with Tucker Carlson, Internet says 'you beat him with words'
Comedian Jon Stewart and TV host Tucker Carlson reignite feud from 2004 (Getty Images)

An old feud between Tucker Carlson and comedian Jon Stewart resurfaced on Thursday, March 11, when Stewart took to Twitter to apologize for the time he called the Fox News host "a d**k" 17 years earlier. "I called Tucker Carlson a d**k on national television. It’s high time I apologize...to d**ks. Never should have lumped you in with that terrible terrible person," the tweet said.

Back in 2004, Carlson had a heated back-and-forth exchange with Stewart when Stewart, the then-'Daily Show' host, visited Carlson and Paul Begala on CNN's 'Crossfire'. "Here's what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. Stop hurting America," Stewart said on the show, referring to the CNN hosts as "partisan hacks" and blamed the show for being divisive by reducing arguments to a two-sided political theater.

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Carlson reacted by criticizing Stewart, saying that while he thinks he's a good comedian, his lectures are "boring", to which Stewart hit back by mocking Carlson for wearing a bow tie.

He eventually called Carlson "a d**k" as the conversation continued, adding that he wouldn't be his monkey when Carlson asked Stewart to please just "be funny". 'Crossfire' was canceled soon after Stewart's appearance and Begala wrote about the heated exchange in an op-ed on CNN titled "The day Jon Stewart blew up my show"



 

Carlson responded a few minutes later by saying, "This afternoon, the Department of Defense issued a press release attacking this show: 'Press secretary smites Fox Host.' Like we’re a hostile foreign power. Remarkable. We’ll respond at 8pm ET on #FoxNews."



 

Jon Stewart (Getty Images)

'No one can pick up his Mjolnir'

Referring to the pretty late comeback, a tweet said, "Jon Stewart - always ahead of the curve." Another quipped, "My d**k is no longer comfortable wearing a bowtie. Thanks, Jon." Others said, "Please come back we need you, in any avenue or version you find comfortable."

Others noted how Carlson has not worn a bowtie since Stewart poked fun at him for being a 35-year-old man and wearing one. "Hey [email protected] Remember how big of an ass clown you were back when Jon Stewart ripped you a new one forvwearing a bow tie and generally being a massive ahole? The only difference between then and now? No bow tie."

Praising Stewart, another fan said of the interview, "His tone and charge was perfect. I'm so proud of Jon Stewart, one of a kind. No one can pick up his Mjolnir."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Jon Stewart (Getty Images)

'Jon pointed out the Emperor had no clothes'

Fans missed Stewart plenty, saying, "I remember that. You also said he needed to go to journalism school. You weren't wrong on either count. I hope it brings a smile to your face to remember that you got him canceled, at least for awhile." Another said, "I remember when Jon Stewart beat the hell out of Tucker Carlson just using words."

"This is wild to watch 17 years later, because Jon Stewart was PLEADING for the media to use their platform to hold government accountable and stop chasing headlines. And today we have to live through the real life consequences of not heading that plea. Wild," noted a user. "The best part is Tucker's show was canceled shortly thereafter, mostly because Jon pointed out the emperor had no clothes," said a tweet.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson (Getty Images)

'A d**k for all seasons, a real 'Tucker''

The hate for Carlson didn't stop. "I have replayed that video for people probably 100 times. It’s amazing how each time it resonates with whatever situation he is commenting on since you originally stated. Truly he is a timeless dick in a dick category all his own. A dick for all seasons," said a tweet. Another quipped, "Fun fact. It's an insult to dicks to call them Tuckers."

"Terrible things or people should be compared to Tucker Carlson. 'He’s awful, he’s a real Tucker'," said another tweet.



 

 



 

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