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01/21/2015 05:51 am ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Jon Stewart Shocked By Fox News Apology Over Muslim 'No-Go Zones' In Europe

On Saturday, Fox News did something that managed to shock Jon Stewart: The network apologized.

"I'll be damned. It's the rare Foxus contritus of legend," Stewart said on Tuesday night's "Daily Show" after a moment of stunned silence.

Then Stewart pondered just what triggered the mass mea culpa.

"What did they say that was so much wronger than usual that it required a network-wide apology?" Stewart asked. “How bad does bullshit have to smell before the odor is detected by people who live on a mountain made out of that substance?”

The multiple apologies were due to a guest on the network who claimed there were Muslim-controlled "no-go zones" in the United Kingdom and France. These zones, which do not exist, are under Sharia law and non-Muslims are not even allowed to enter, the guest said.

The Fox apology led to a piece about efforts here in the United States to ensure Sharia law is never imposed in places like Alabama, sometimes with surreal results.

Check it out in the clip above.

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BEFORE YOU GO

  • 1 Wiping Iraq off the map
    A 2009 <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/fox-news-cant-find-egypt-map_n_816540.html" target="_blank">classic<
    A 2009 classic, in which Iraq has somehow been replaced by Egypt.
  • 2 Flight MH370 will be found because Noah's ark was
    Although it might take 2,000 years. Wait, what?
  • 3 Gay marriage will lead to people marrying dogs

    And Keith Ablow is a doctor, you know.
  • 4 Why would a Muslim want to write about Christianity?
    "Well, to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also just happens to be a Muslim..."
  • 5 Erm, we're pretty sure he didn't have a sex change
    <em>(Via <a href="http://crooksandliars.com/logan-murphy/media-matters-another-bad-week-fox-ne" target="_hplink">Crooks and L
  • 6 Baths are more dangerous than guns
    Fast-forward to around 3:00 to hear Tucker Carlson explain why it's bathtubs, not handguns, that pose the real threat in American homes.
  • 7 120% of Americans said...
    The worst part? This wasn't just a graphics - or maths - blunder. <a href="http://mediamatters.org/blog/2009/12/08/fox-news-f
    The worst part? This wasn't just a graphics - or maths - blunder. Fox News was deliberately trying to massage the stats.
  • 8 'Santa just IS white'

    And so was Jesus.
  • 9 Correction: there IS no Santa
    Or as the title of this upload puts it: 'News anchor breaks the heart of children around the world'.
  • 10 Confusing 'climate' with 'weather'
    We're with Bill Weir from CNN on this one:

Weather is not climate, you willfully ignorant fucksticks. MT <a href="https://tw
    We're with Bill Weir from CNN on this one: Weather is not climate, you willfully ignorant fucksticks. MT @foxnation: Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore http://t.co/QKe0PkyYQK— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) July 31, 2014
  • 11 We don't need no education
    <em>(Via <a href="http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html" target="_hplink">The Galloping Beaver</a>)<
  • 12 There's shaming. And there's slut-shaming.
    And the Fox News show 'Outnumbered' doesn't seem to understand the difference between the two.
  • 13 The iPhone 6's surprising new features
    They include a laser keyboard and holographic screen. According to Fox News.
  • 14 Nuclear power? No thanks!
    Fun fact: 'Shibuyaeggman' isn't a nuclear power plant. It's a music venue called Eggman. In Shibuya. <em>(Via <a href="http:/
    Fun fact: 'Shibuyaeggman' isn't a nuclear power plant. It's a music venue called Eggman. In Shibuya. (Via Kotaku)
  • 15 We've all typed it...
    ...fortunately not on a live on-screen caption, however. <em>(Via <a href="http://failuremag.com/index.php/failure_analysis/a
    ...fortunately not on a live on-screen caption, however. (Via Failure Mag)
  • 16 'Typical bad guys'
    Shannon Bream on the Charlie Hebdo attackers: "Do we even know what colour they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn’t look like typical bad guys, as we define them when we think about terror groups?" Well, indeed, Shannon. Indeed.
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