Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Jon Stewart and Crossfire

For those of you who didn't see this or haven't read about it, here's the transcript for Jon Stewart's appearance on Crossfire last week where he called Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala "partisan hacks" and called Carlson "a dick." He also made fun of Carlson's bow tie, which needed to be done for a very long time. You have to read down a bit to get to when Stewart comes on--Carlson and Begala blather on for awhile about nothing at the beginning of the show.

On the next episode, Bob Novak, "douchebag of liberty" according to Jon Stewart, looked into the camera and said that Stewart was "uninformed" which is pretty amazing, but then again, Novak has been lying into cameras for a very long time now. And what's with his 30 year old 3-piece suits?

Seriously, these guys as well as Ted Koppel and so many others in the mainstream media just don't get it. They're irrelevant to almost anyone under the age of 35 years old. Everyone knows they're full of shit except for themselves. They actually believe they are important in American life. I don't know, maybe middle age people really say, "I really need to watch Crossfire and Hardball tonight so that I can understand the issues of today." But somehow I don't think so.

Really there are 2 outlets for interesting news on television right now--Fox and Daily Show. Fox just lies but everyone knows it and let's face it, partisan news is much more of a tradition in American history than Ted Koppel, Arbiter of Politics and his brand of "objectivity."