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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is apparently still mad about a meeting he had with Jon Stewart nearly 20 years ago in which Stewart called him an “asshole” and urged him to go to journalism school on his own show.
On Thursday night, Carlson launched a series of very personal and deeply bizarre insults at Stewart for his advocacy of health care for American veterans. Stewart, Carlson said, looks “like a guy who lives in the men’s room of your public library, eating imaginary bugs out of the air” and “a homeless mental patient.”
“He screams and disheveled and very short,” Carlson said. “Really short. Too short so far. Has he always been this small?
Stewart countered by recalling Carlson’s warm affection for Hungary’s far-right authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán:
Many remembered the now-legendary 2004 encounter between the two on CNN’s “Crossfire,” hosted at the time by Carlson and Paul Begala.
Stewart said the two were “hurting America.”
“You have a responsibility to public discourse, and you have failed miserably,” he said.
“You have to get a job at journalism school,” Carlson told Stewart.
“You have to go to one,” retorted Stewart.
Later in the segment, Carlson said Stewart was more fun on his own show.
“You know what’s interesting, though?” Stewart replied. “You’re as big of a jerk on your show as you are on any show.”
Stewart finally apologized – to the cocks.
Twitter users reacted to the latest round of the feud:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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