Both Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow, in their shows this week, went after that contingent of Republicans who seem to have trouble telling fact from fiction.
On “The Daily Show,” Stewart zeroed in on Fox News' Megyn Kelly, who interviewed Karl Rove on election night about Ohio’s inconclusive -- at least in Rove’s view -- election results. Kelly asked Rove, “Is this just math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”
Stewart had a field day with this, concluding: "By the way, ‘math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better’ is a much better slogan for Fox than the one they have now."
The whole segment is worth watching.
Meanwhile, Maddow sought to put an end to the right’s wild conspiracy theories.
Ohio really did go to President Obama last night. And he really did win. And he really was born in Hawaii. And he really is legitimately president of the United States. Again. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to over-sample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math. And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing! And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody is taking away anyone's guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And U.N. election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial-services industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.