"Jon Stewart, making what was billed as ‘his first appearance ever on a Sunday talk show,’ told Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday [on Sunday, June 19, 2011], he was ‘insane’ if Wallace thinks his comedy has ‘an ideological, partisan agenda," reports EW.com TV citiic Ken Tucker, adding, "His ‘Daily Show’ satire, Stewart said, ‘is about absurdity and corruption.’ "
Furthermore, according to the review, "[T]the comedian batted away Wallace’s accusations that The New York Times and ‘the mainstream media’ have a liberal agenda. ‘Their bias is toward sensationalism and conflict and laziness,’ said Stewart…Stewart said that Wallace maintains this belief about liberal agendas because ‘that is the soup you swim in” as a Fox employee. When Wallace protested that he is not given a Fox News mandate about what beliefs to hold or positions to push, Stewart agreed with him: ‘You are a tough interviewer. [But] you are here as a counterweight to [Sean] Hannity… or Glenn Beck.’ ”
We offer two versions of the Stewart/Wallace interview below. First, is the the complete 24-minute version that Fox News released. Under that you’ll find the 14 minute version that actually aired on Fox News.