JON STEWART ON CROSSFIRE

I’m guessing most of you have read about it, if not seen it, but The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart appeared on CNN’s Crossfire on Friday. That show is among the numerous political/spin/talking points cable TV shows that Stewart often finds humour in. If you watch Stewart’s show at all, you can tell that underneath, he’s actually quite displeased with those type of programs.

Well, Stewart used Friday’s appearance to tell the hosts of Crossfire exactly what he thought of their show. While he was critical of the show in general, he saved his best stuff for Tucker Carlson, a right-wing, conservative Bush supporter. Among the many sparkling exchanges were these gems:

STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.

CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.

STEWART: You need to go to one.

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CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.

STEWART: No. No. I’m not going to be your monkey.

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CARLSON: OK, up next, Jon Stewart goes one on one with his fans…

STEWART: You know what’s interesting, though? You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.

Reading transcripts is one thing, but if you watch the whole thing in video format, it’s a lot more entertaining. Click here for the video (in Windows Media format, 37 Mb).

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