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October 18, 2004

Jon Stewart

Okay, I'm going to jump on the bandwagon here and say you should head over and take a look at Jon Stewart's recent appearance on Crossfire. Besides calling the hosts "partisan... hacks!" and making fun of Tucker Carlson's bowtie, Stewart gets it right when he says the show is "... hurting ... America!" This is a little uncomfortable to watch, but it is so very different from the carefully polished, scripted drivel you'll see 99% of the time on television it is definitely worth a watch. I think Stewart's point is that we shouldn't mistake Crossfire as a forum for real political debate. Carlson and Begala are entertainers only. There's also an audio-only link of the appearance in question, plus a transcript, on this here page.