Saturday, October 16, 2004

Jon Stewart on Crossfire

The Daily Recycler has a hilarious clip of John Stewart on Crossfire.

A highlight:

CARLSON: You had John Kerry on your show and you sniff his throne and you're accusing us of partisan hackery?

STEWART: Absolutely.

CARLSON: You've got to be kidding me. He comes on and you... (CROSSTALK)

STEWART: You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls.

And when you’re done watching the clip, check out the full transcript in all of its hilarity.

update: This is the beauty about doing comedy satire on the news. If someone says your wrong, or cow-towing to someone, then you can always fall back on the infuriating "it was just a joke" excuse. A.O. Scott observed this when he wrote his review of "Team America:"
Of course Mr. Parker and Mr. Stone are joking — what else is new? — but like most good jokers, they also mean exactly what they say. Clever comedians that they are, they have also rigged "Team America" with an ingenious anti-critic device, which I find myself unable to defuse. Much as it may pretend otherwise, the movie has an argument, but if you try to argue back, the joke's on you.

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