Jon Stewart destroys CNN's Crossfire as a guest

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  1. deadweather

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    who saw this? Jon Stewart was a guest on Crossfire on CNN and he confronts them on their partisanship and their currupt slants.

    here's an excerpt and link to the video:

    http://mirror.randomfoo.net/crossfire/stewart/Crossfire-20041015-John_Stewart--compressed.wmv

    CARLSON: I do think you're more fun on your show. Just my opinion.

    (CROSSTALK)

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

    (CROSSTALK)

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

    (LAUGHTER)

    CARLSON: Now, you're getting into it. I like that.

    STEWART: Yes.
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    Jon Stewart Bitchslaps CNN's 'Crossfire' Show
    10.15.2004 6:43 PM EDT

    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.

    Reaching well outside his usual youthful "Daily Show" demo, Stewart took to "Crossfire" to promote his new book, "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" (see "Jon Stewart Writes A History Textbook That — At Last! — Features Nudity"), but instead of pushing the tome, Stewart used his time to verbally slap the network and the media for being "dishonest" and "doing a disservice" to the American public. After co-host Tucker Carlson suggested that Stewart went easy on Senator John Kerry when the candidate was a guest on "The Daily Show," Stewart unloaded on "Crossfire," calling hosts Carlson and Paul Begala "partisan hacks" and chiding them for not raising the level of discourse on their show beyond sloganeering.

    "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."

    While the audience seemed to be behind Stewart, Begala and Carlson were both taken aback. The hosts tried to feed Stewart set-up lines hoping to draw him into a more light-hearted shtick, but Stewart stayed on point and hammered away at the show, the hosts, and the state of political journalism. Carlson grew increasingly frustrated, at first noting that the segment wasn't "funny," and later verbally sparring with the comedian.

    "You're not very much fun," Carlson said. "Do you like lecture people like this, or do you come over to their house and sit and lecture them; they're not doing the right thing, that they're missing their opportunities, evading their responsibilities?"
    "If I think they are," Stewart retorted.

    The conversation reached its most heated moment when Carlson said to Stewart, "I do think you're more fun on your show," to which Stewart replied, "You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show."

    "That went great," Stewart could be heard sarcastically saying as the show went off the air (a transcript of the show is available on CNN.com).

    In an era when the media is increasingly fragmented and viewers can surround themselves with programming that falls right in line with their own views, be they on the right or the left, Stewart's blast seemed especially on point. It seems fitting that the tirade came on a day when much of the media attention focused on the presidential race was directed at the mention of Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter during the last presidential debate, as opposed to the issues addressed at that debate.

    —Robert Mancini
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  2. Yo Mamas Pimp

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    Jon Stewart is the fuckin TRUTH!
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    is this the one where he clowned that guy for wearing a bow tie?
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  4. MC Bill Buckner

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    are you people going to go psycho on us like normal and now suggest john stewart for president a la the strange idiot bill maher for president chants and the even dumber mike moore for president.

    i think i even saw an al franken for president get posted on this site. haha

    with that said, john stewart is very entertaining and sometimes comes across as interesting not just entertaining
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    funny how they had to do an emergency commercial break twice during jon's segment. Then they eventually cut the whole interview short.

    fox news has already tried to take on the daily show and it blew up in their face.
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    fox news isnt going to do much of anything with sean hannity as the front man now that oreilly is fucked
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    oreiley seems confident that he can squander fox's legal resources to defend his case for as long as it takes, in order to exhaust the plaintiff's monetary resources. thats how he plans to beat her. But in the long run, i think fox will realize he's not worth the the time and money and they'll just get rid of him. this will be his downfall.
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    ahaha wow jon stewart sonned them...ahahah at the bow tie line...Ive always felt the same way that guy is a fucking fag...
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    mike moore's a rockstar
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    michael moore keeps getting fatter
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    Hells yes. Its a freaking shame that a commedian has more political sense than those two clowns.
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    Daily Show is the truth
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    jon stewart is the realness
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    He killed it


    Hes partisan as fuck on the Daily Show, but like he said, his lead in is a bunch of puppets making crank phone calls, hes not supposed to be. These Crossfire fucks have a responsibility and John sonned 'em on it.
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