Fox's Varney Fumes Over The Daily Show's Response To His Beyonce Criticism
Stuart Varney: "When Jon Stewart Did That Show, He Was Funny" But Now It's "Gone Down The Tubes"
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From the February 9 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:
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STUART VARNEY (HOST): I regret to say that Varney & Co. once again made an appearance on The Daily Show. This time for our Super Bowl halftime coverage. Roll tape.
VARNEY: Is there anything in America which can exclude race? Why is race brought into the halftime show at a Super Bowl game? Why?
JESSICA WILLIAMS: Race was brought in because Beyonce was brought in and, brace yourself, you might want to sit down for this, but Beyonce is black.
VARNEY: You know, when Jon Stewart did that show, he was funny. He often made fun of me, and he was funny. I don't know if that was particularly funny. And I don't think it was a very good response to a perfectly legitimate question that I raised. Are you on my side on this one?
ASHLEY WEBSTER: I'm with you. I trying to understand the point.
VARNEY: No, I don't get the point.
WEBSTER: I don't either:
VARNEY: I really don't get it. I think it's a perfectly legitimate question to ask why do we have to bring race into everything in America, including the halftime show of the Super Bowl? Because Beyonce is on it and she's black. That's the answer? That's funny? I don't think so. That show's gone down the tubes.