Jon Stewart has made it pretty clear during episodes of Comedy Central's The Daily Show that he does not consider Fox News' The Five to be a great program (a mild understatement).
Last Friday on The Five, the hosts of the program responded to some criticism he has levied against the show, specifically regarding Muslims. Stewart criticized Fox News for being critical towards Muslims after the Boston bombings, including The Five's Eric Bolling's claims that there are hundreds of thousands of Amercan Muslims who want to kill Americans. He (Bolling) even had a math equation explaining it.
Bolling used an article from the Union Leader newspaper to debate Stewart's claims, as it says that a professor agrees with what he said. Because everyone knows if a newspaper agrees with you, you are right. Of course, the professor in the article (Alynna Lyon, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of New Hampshire) uses no sources or studies...maybe she trusted her gut.
She said in the article that, "When we talk about radicalized Islamic ideologies, it's a very small population within Islam," she said. "Only about 10 percent of Muslims are fundamentalists, and only 1 percent of that 10 percent have a radical understanding of Islam."
"Hey Jonny boy, pull up a chair right here between Bob and me and let's debate this thing," Bolling said in defending himself. "You got the cojones?"
Bob Beckel, the Bob mentioned in the quote, added that, "I was a liberal activist and a progressive before you were out of your Pampers. "You may get on a TV show and talk liberal politics. I've been on the lines registering voters, being on union lines, and others. Maybe you want to bring your credentials up here."
What a defense.