Fox News host Tucker Carlson is apparently still stinging from an encounter he had with Jon Stewart nearly 20 years ago in which Stewart called him “Dick” And urged him to go to journalism school on his show.
On Thursday night, Carlson fired a series of highly personal and deeply awkward insults at Stewart for advocating healthcare for American veterans. Stewart, Carlson said, “looks like a man who lives in the men’s room in your public library, eating imaginary worms out of the air” and “a homeless mental patient.”
“He’s screaming and disorganized and too short,” Carlson said. “Really small. Too small to this day. Was he always that small?”
Stewart fired back, reminiscing about Carlson’s sweet affection for Hungary’s far-right authoritarian leader, Viktor Orban:
Many were reminded of the now-legendary 2004 encounter between the two on CNN’s “Crossfire”, which was then hosted by Carlson and Paul Begla.
Stewart said both are “harming America.”
“You have the responsibility of the public discourse, and you have failed miserably,” he said.
“You need to get a job in journalism school,” Carlson told Stewart.
“You need to go to one,” Stewart shot back.
Later in the segment, Carlson said that Stewart had more fun on his own show.
“You know what’s interesting, though?” Stewart replied. “You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.”
Stewart eventually apologized to Dix.
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