complete transcript here<br><br><br>< snip ><br><br>STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.<br><br>CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.<br><br>STEWART: You need to go to one.<br><br>The thing that I want to say is, when you have people on for just knee-jerk, reactionary talk...<br><br>CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.<br><br>STEWART: No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey.<br><br>(LAUGHTER)<br><br>BEGALA: Go ahead. Go ahead.<br><br>STEWART: I watch your show every day. And it kills me.<br><br>CARLSON: I can tell you love it.<br><br>STEWART: It's so -- oh, it's so painful to watch.<br><br>(LAUGHTER)<br><br>STEWART: You know, because we need what you do. This is such a great opportunity you have here to actually get politicians off of their marketing and strategy.<br><br>CARLSON: Is this really Jon Stewart? What is this, anyway?<br><br>STEWART: Yes, it's someone who watches your show and cannot take it anymore.<br><br>
This was just so hilarious... I'm sure there will be a clip to post sooner or later.<br><br>Stewart's asking them to please hold the politician's feet to the fire... and Tucker is is using Stewart's show, a COMEDY show, in his argument how CNN does it better! Tucker calls him Kerry's butt boy, Stewart called him a dick....!<br><br>
looks like he did quite well on crossfire. <br><br>i have no clue whether he helps write material or not, but he's a terrific performer in carrying the jokes out. <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
OK, I just got back from dinner and had a chance to read the transcript. You know, for a teleprompter-reading "left wing rump swab" he really ripped Carlson a new one. I hope there's a video of this out there somewhere. I'd love to see this.<br>
The funny thing is that it would have been Begala if Carlson hadn't gotten so defensive.<br><br>Stewart is absolutely right about shows like Crossfire. The cable news networks are simply conduits for the main parties' spin. There's no denying that and there is no denying that it harms American political discourse.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
this is strange, but i used to love crossfire back in the early days. then, as i grew in how i perceived politics and how i came to understand the whole process, etc. i started hating crossfire. i haven't watched much in a very long time. i never really put my finger on it, but i knew i didn't like to sit and hear spin. i like a healthy debate as much as the next guy, but the show allows far too much fluff to get passed off as a legitimate point of view . . . often when facts are directly contradictory to the POV. we are lacking real reporting that tries to get to the reality of a given situation (e.g., the polls show kerry won debate #2, yet chris matthews panel was giving dubya a home-run -- it did cause matthews to take notice and he was much more cautious after debate 3, but . . .).<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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