View Full Version : Jon Stewart dresses down the chaps on Crossfire...
10-16-2004, 12:44 AM
I report. You decide:
10-17-2004, 09:01 PM
I feel like I kill every thread that I respond to but this I think I should say something. I am a Bush backer and yet I watch the John Stewart show. No I don't agree with every thing Bush has done. I think John is one of the most intelligent people reporting news. Yes I know he is a "fake news show" I have bought the America book and I think John and his staff has made a wonderful intelligent book. I think John has a little more leeway than other news programs and that he is on Comedy Central and that he can speak a lot of truth. But he clearly won the debate on crossfire.
10-17-2004, 09:12 PM
i agree, he did a good job of not pointing out a certain side is/was wrong (i think he's pretty fair on his show, he makes fun of kerry too) on crossfire.
It was a good bit though, the guy with the bowtie was getting toothy :)
10-19-2004, 06:38 PM
I think Jon Stewart said it all "I'm not going to be your monkey". Clearly, he wasn't going to let the dork with the bowtie play him. Kudos.
Thanks for the link Taco.
10-20-2004, 12:37 PM
I've been a bit shocked by the irony of the whole media gloating over Stewart as of late. The Daily Show's entire purpose is to make a mockery of the irrepsonsible, sensationalized, and slanted news reporting our country has to stomach every day. The best 'skits' on the show are when they point out the ridiculous spin that's being force fed to us by our own media (I still laugh every time I think about 'turning the corner' :D )
From the things he said in the past about Crossfire and particularly Novak, I am surprised the producer invited him to appear. They definitely got what they deserved. If they would have read the chapeter on media in the book first, they might have seen it coming.
Monday's Daily Show, btw, was classic. "I had a slow weekend. On Friday I got a haircut, checked out DC... called someone a Dick on national television...
10-20-2004, 12:54 PM
This was one of the best debates I've ever heard on Crossfire. Stewart handed them their asses. I can't even watch that damn show anymore for exactly the reasons that Stewart described.
10-20-2004, 12:55 PM
It's the: "well.. that went great" right at the end that's the best part:)
10-20-2004, 01:21 PM
I'm curious to know if Stewart was even considered for replacing Leno on the tonight show. Conan O'Brian is very very not funny. Like not even offensive not funny. He is truly lame not funny. When a pooping puppet upstages you on your own show, time to find work bagging groceries. John Stewart would have brought an entirely new demographic audience (incidentally, the target demo for most advertisers out there) to the show. I would have watched, I think a lot of people would have made the jump.
10-20-2004, 01:29 PM
Speaking of the Daily Show http://www.comedycentral.com/mp/play.jhtml?reposid=/multimedia/tds/cord/cord_9045.html
10-20-2004, 01:33 PM
LOL ........ That was good
10-20-2004, 05:03 PM
I'm curious to know if Stewart was even considered for replacing Leno on the tonight show.
Leno and/or NBC has already announced his successor to avoid the controversy when the torch was handed from Carson.
Stewart is too smart, has already been offered a show on the networks, and rejected their offers. He knows he wouldn't be able to do the same show on the networks that he does on cable. If you want a good example, look at Dennis Miller's show, which pales in comparison to the show he held on HBO. I used to love Miller's show, now, I can't even stand the thought of wasting a half hour to watch it.