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Jon Stewart Analyzes The Evolution Of Fox News' Gay Rights Coverage (VIDEO)

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President Obama officially endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday after his hand was more or less forced by comments Vice President Joe Biden made in an interview.

On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart broke down the endorsement's coverage.

"So a big-mouthed friend of yours said something, and now everyone knows something about you that you were hoping to tell them in your own way," Stewart joked. "Congratulations, Mister President. You really have walked a mile in gay America's shoes."

With all of the hot-button issues out on the table, though, you'd expect the media pundits to deliver their usual inflammatory, insensitive and often off-base remarks in the name of good television. But Stewart was pleasantly surprised to find that, for the most part, networks like Fox News were keeping away from attacking gay marriage conceptually and were instead focusing on how the issue fits into Obama's larger campaign strategy.

He noted:

This is the true measure of how far we've come as a nation. In like five years, the prime talking point from Republicans about people who support gay marriage has gone from, 'It will destroy society via turtle f*cking,' to, 'Oh, of course you're for it. You'll say anything popular to get re-elected.' That is progress.

Watch part one of the clip above and part two below.