Levin attacks "Jon Leibowitz, a.k.a Jon Stewart": "I'm really tired of these phony intellectuals ... arrogantly looking down their sizable noses at our armed forces"

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On his radio show, Mark Levin said, "As you know, from time to time, we monitor Jon Leibowitz, a.k.a. Jon Stewart, as well as some of the other nudniks out there." While discussing remarks Stewart made on his Comedy Central show, Levin stated, "I'm really tired of these phony intellectuals -- and that's what they are, phony -- arrogantly looking down their sizable noses at our armed forces."

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During the July 16 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Mark Levin said, "As you know, from time to time, we monitor Jon Leibowitz, a.k.a. Jon Stewart, as well as some of the other nudniks out there." Levin aired an audio clip from the July 15 broadcast of Comedy Central's The Daily Show in which Stewart said of the Transportation Security Administration's "terror watch list": "You know that expression, 'kick ass and take names?' Turns out this country is really good at one of those. We -- we take a lot of names." Levin responded to Stewart's comment, saying, "I'd say this country is pretty damn good at kicking ass when we have to. ... I'm really tired of these phony intellectuals -- and that's what they are, phony -- arrogantly looking down their sizable noses at our armed forces, at all the people who actually have to make an effort to save this -- this society, to liberate people, and to fight this enemy. I'm so sick and tired of it, you have no idea. We know how to kick ass, you little dwarf, you five-foot-seven phony."

From the July 16 broadcast of ABC Radio Networks' The Mark Levin Show:

LEVIN: As you know, from time to time, we monitor Jon Leibowitz, a.k.a. Jon Stewart, as well as some of the other nudniks out there. And yesterday, he said this, cut 5, go.

STEWART [audio clip]: The terror watch list is hitting the big 1-0-0-0 --

LEVIN: All right, stop a second and cue it back. "The terror watch list." Is he sitting on a cucumber? Go ahead.

STEWART [audio clip]: The terror watch list is hitting the big 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... 0! You know that expression, "kick ass and take names?" Turns out this country is really good at one of those. We -- we take a lot of names. It really is an incredible accomplishment. Let's try and put it in perspective if we can. A million people on the terrorist watch list.

LEVIN: There aren't a million people on the terrorist watch list.

STEWART [audio clip]: If you were to take all the people that our government suspects of terrorism and stack them one on top of the other -- that would be considered an acceptable method of interrogation according to the Justice Department.

LEVIN: Very funny, but notice the line, "You know that expression kick ass and take names? It turns out this country's really good at one of those." Another put-down of the armed forces in this country. I'd say this country is pretty damn good at kicking ass when we have to. We don't look for fights. We don't look to go to war, but we don't shy from them if we must. I'm really tired of these phony intellectuals -- and that's what they are, phony -- arrogantly looking down their sizable noses at our armed forces, at all the people who actually have to make an effort to save this -- this society, to liberate people, and to fight this enemy. I'm so sick and tired of it, you have no idea. We know how to kick ass, you little dwarf, you five-foot-seven phony. Yeah, we really do. And your show's a joke, which is why we continue to monitor it. I don't mean funny, I mean you're a joke. Let's go to Cody, Fort Hood, Texas, the great WBAP, go.

From the July 15 broadcast of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

STEWART: I couldn't think of a better time for this to happen because tonight is a night of celebration. Tonight is an exciting night. Tonight our country -- this great land that we live in has reached an exciting milestone in the war of terror.

FOX NEWS ANCHOR [video clip]: Well, the TSA's terror watch list getting mighty long, adding its one millionth name.

STEWART: By the way, if I tried to do this bit last night [no sound]. But tonight [horn blows]. The terror watch list is hitting the big 1-0-0-0-0-0 ... 0! You know that expression, "kick ass and take names?" Turns out this country is really good at one of those. We -- we take a lot of names. It really is an incredible accomplishment. Let's try and put it in perspective if we can. A million people on the terrorist watch list. If you were to take all the people that our government suspects of terrorism and stack them one on top of the other -- that would be considered an acceptable method of interrogation according to the Justice Department. And by the way, a million people on the list, but it is a tightly managed list.

CNN ANCHOR [video clip]: Just this month, President Bush signed a bill that removes Nelson Mandela from the watch list.

STEWART: Hey, that's good news. The 90-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate, no longer considered a terror threat. Still on the list, of course, painter of light Thomas Kinkade, Elmo's friend Zoe, and Alan Alda. Apparently they had him now as a-Lan al-Da. The truth is, to be perfectly frank, the one million number is a bit inflated.

FOX NEWS ANCHOR [video clip]: It turns out there are not a million names on the list. ... Federal officials say there are only roughly 400,000 names on the list.

STEWART: It's only 400,000 people. The reason it's a million is because their aliases also count. So it works out to about two-and-a-half names per terrorist. Quite frankly embarrassing. You had a mafia watch list, you'd have a million names on that for only like 20 guys. Uh yeah, we're looking for Freddy Angelini a.k.a. Freddy Salad a.k.a. Freddy Apps a.k.a. Freddy Meat-a-Fish, a.k.a. Freddy Gelato also known as Freddy Four Course, Freddy Full -- Freddy Full Dinner and of course Fat Freddy, a.k.a. Tiny. With a million names on the list, how do find out if you were on the list, if you are a terrorist -- if you are being watched? It's very simple. Go online. Google the terrorist screening database and scroll down to the end and by the time you get to the end, you'll probably be on it. Obviously, though, there's more important things to talk about in this country than the hundreds of thousands of people who have sworn to destroy it. There's also cartoon depictions of said terrorists.

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