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09/28/2012 11:39 am ET

Jon Stewart Rails Against Fox News' Hypocritical Coverage Of School Lunch Changes (VIDEO)

On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart did not hold back his feelings about Fox News' vilification of Michelle Obama for -- dun dun dun -- encouraging children to eat healthier.

The First Lady has made curbing childhood obesity her pet cause during her time in the White House, and part of that agenda included the USDA updating public school cafeteria recommendations to include (slightly) healthier options. Cue the Fox News outrage, because, why not attack each and every thing the Obamas do?

Jon wasn't about to let Fox's pundits off the hook. "Why is this news?!" he rhetorically asked. "If [Michelle Obama] said we needed clean air, half the country would demand gills, because, freedom!" Stewart said.

The issue became a hot topic after a video went viral of public school students singing about the changes, which Fox offered a different level of sympathy than, say, a video of children praising the President after he took office.

Enjoy the video above of Jon scolding Fox for blowing up this non-issue.

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