Jon Stewart rips apart the American media. For those wondering how exactly is it that moron’s like Bush get elected, they need to watch this. Jon Stewart to the american media:
bq. “Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.”
The show is available ‘here’:http://photomatt.net/2004/10/16/jon-stewart-on-crossfire/, and if you don’t have a fast connection, then read the transcript: ‘CNN.com – Transcripts – Jon Stewart on Crossfire’:http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/15/cf.01.html
bq.. In what could well be the strangest and most refreshing media moment of the election season, “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart turned up on a live broadcast of CNN’s “Crossfire” Friday and accused the mainstream media � and his hosts in particular � of being soft and failing to do their duty as journalists to keep politicians and the political process honest.
…”What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery,” Stewart said. “You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.
“I watch your show every day, and it kills me. It’s so painful to watch,” Stewart added as it became apparent that the comedian was not joking. He went on to hammer the network, and the media in general, for its coverage of the presidential debates. Stewart said it was a disservice to viewers to immediately seek reaction from campaign insiders and presidential cheerleaders following the debates, noting that the debates’ famed “Spin Alley” should be called “Deception Lane.”
“The thing is, we need your help,” Stewart said. “Right now, you’re helping the politicians and the corporations and we’re left out there to mow our lawns.”
>> “MTV: Jon Stewart Bitchslaps CNN’s ‘Crossfire’ Show”:http://www.mtv.com/chooseorlose/headlines/news.jhtml?id=1492305
p. From the blogosphere:
Stewart has great insight as well as an honesty that�s compelling; *it�s truly frightening to know that the best we can do now is a comedy show.*
>> “mnots Weblog”:http://www.mnot.net/blog/2004/10/16/crossfire
A letter to Jon Stewart, posted to ‘DailyKos’:http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2004/10/15/163040/95/358#358:
bq.. Subject: Thank you, Jon Stewart, patriot
Regarding your “Crossfire” appearance: Thankyouthankyouthankyou. Some of the best truth ever spoken on a godforsaken talking head show, and you did it in the little spaces where they allowed you just a word in edgewise. I don’t think Carlson et al get it, but I trust you were able to help some of their audience discover the nakedness of the Crossfire Emperors. You, sir, are a gentleman and a patriot. As a member of the United States body politic I salute you.
* “Fimoculous.com: Jon Stewart vs. Tucker Carlson”:http://www.fimoculous.com/archive/post-714.cfm :: lots more links here.