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Jim Carrey Takes Aim at ‘Media Colostomy Bag’ Known as Fox News

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Posted on Mar 31, 2013
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Jim Carrey in “Cold Dead Hand.”

Jim Carrey has escalated the feud between himself and Fox News over his anti-gun Funny or Die skit “Cold Dead Hand” by mocking the cable news channel for the criticism it has leveled against him. The video, which has been viewed more than 2.5 million times since it was released last week, has ignited a war of words between the comedian and the right-wing news network.

“I have watched Fux News rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles,” the actor said in a written statement in which he called Fox News a “media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams.”

“I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention, which is all they really care about,” he wrote.

Here is Carrey’s full statement, which was posted by Entertainment Weekly:

Since I released my “Cold Dead Hand” video on Funny or Die this week, I have watched Fux News rant, rave, bare its fangs and viciously slander me because of my stand against large magazines and assault rifles. I would take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery. That would gain them far too much attention which is all they really care about.

I’ll just say this: in my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue.

I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies and Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure.

I wish them all the luck that accompanies such malevolence.

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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