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02/07/2014 10:06 am ET Updated Feb 07, 2014

Jon Stewart Calls Out Fox News For Botching CBO's Obamacare Report

Jon Stewart called out Fox News Thursday night for its reporting on the Congressional Budget Office's latest report about Obamacare.

The CBO issued a report Tuesday detailing that as many as 2 million people could leave their jobs due to the Affordable Care Act for reasons like employees choosing not to work now that they are without previously provided benefits. Many media outlets, however, seemed to overlook the latter part and simply reported that Obamacare is cutting 2 million jobs.

Stewart ran clips of Fox News anchors making that claim.

"The CBO is projecting that this debacle will cost nearly 2 million jobs," Hannity said.

"Is Obamacare killing the American Dream?" another Fox News anchor asked.

"Is this the American way?" "Fox & Friends" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said. "I'm not sure."

This is how Fox News covered the CBO's report, Stewart said, adding, "There's only one small problem with the apocalyptic predictions from the CBO, in that the report did not in any way say any of those things."

Watch the video for the full "Daily Show" clip.

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