11/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jon Stewart Returns, Slams Glenn Beck And Tea Party Protesters (VIDEO)

The "Daily Show" returned last night after a three-week hiatus, the longest in the show's history. While August was a surprisingly eventful month, Stewart focused on the events of the past week, taking on Joe Wilson for his outburst at the president and Fox News for its coverage of the most recent tea party protest in DC.

He began that segment by showing clips of Sean Hannity and Michelle Malkin criticizing Bush's protesters, calling them "extremists" throwing a "temper tantrum." He juxtaposed these words with their laudatory coverage of the protest this weekend noting, "In Fox's defense you can't really sh*t on a party you've thrown."

Stewart went on to criticize Glenn Beck for his 9/12 project saying it's nothing more than "impotent rage."


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