But there he was, checking in with the White House when Fox didn't. The inspiration for the "Fox & Friends" segment about the "Islamic image" came from The New York Post, which, like Fox News, is owned by the News Corporation. Mr. Stewart cut up the clips of the co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson reckoning that the flags of Muslim nations look a lot like the summit logo — followed by Ms. Carlson's saying "you be the judge" — before letting rip.
"Yeah, you be the judge," Mr. Stewart said, hurling an expletive and continuing, "We're just curious citizens, wondering if we put that logo up with four Muslim flags, whether you'll have a visceral reaction that our president is perhaps Muslim."
He concluded: "Anyway, what do you think? We're just doing the math and then giving you the answer, and then asking you to check our work."