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Old 10-16-2004, 09:43 AM   #16
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Don't get me wrong I love the Daily Show, it's brilliant. I'm just saying that the way he was acting on Crossfire wasn't like him at all. It was very uncomfortable.
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Tucker is a dick! I'm glad Stewart blasted him and Paul. they try to be a serious show but it's just entertainment.

I want to know when they're going to charge Novak with treason.
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Old 10-16-2004, 04:48 PM   #18
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I'm sorry, but his appearance was utterly brilliant.

Yes, he's a comedian, and yes he's brilliant when he's funny, but for God's sake, what he was talking about is no laughing matter, and I think the problem is that those two clowns tried to laugh along, and that was Stewart's point - stop making a mockery of all of this.

Somebody needs to call out the mainstream media on their bullshit, and I'm glad he did it. He totally handed it to the both of them.

Plus, he called Tucker a dick.
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Old 10-16-2004, 05:06 PM   #19
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Jon Stewart articulated my thoughts on Crossfire, so I'm more than happy with his performance. For the past few years Crossfire has been the least informative news program on television, and perhaps that explains its slagging ratings.

Tucker and Paul are angry, I presume, because he didn't follow their idea of the interview. He was funny, but in a different fashion. His comparison of Crossfire being like Pro Wrestling was very astute, and he held his own. Too bad they took so many commerical breaks...thus cutting his interview to a mere few minutes.
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I think the problem is that the Crossfire guys thought Daily Show was a satire of politics. It's a satire of the media and if they didn't get that, Jon would make sure they did.
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Gosh, I didn't see this. Tucker, Paul and Carville all strike me as basically decent guys with strong opinions. Hell, I don't expect these guys to be milquetoast. I'm not. Why should they be?
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to Stewart as always. He cracks us up and makes us think, and he wanted to finally get serious for a second on a REAL news show. It troubles me that both these men KNOW they're partisan hacks and are comfy being so. If Stewart made folks squirmy with that, the audience included, more power to him. They're a large part of the problem. Loved esp. his line about the trouble we're in if CNN is taking its cues of journalistic integrity from a comedy show!

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Jon Stewart reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. I like Jon, but I'm sorry I don't pay attention to what he says, all I'm thinking is my ex-boyfriend.
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I dunno - yeah there were a few awkward moments, but on the whole I think Jon Stewart kicked ass. Clearly they expected him to come on, crack a few jokes, and basically spend time talking about stuff that doesn't really matter. Instead he tore them a new one. He was absolutely spot on when Tucker tried to question his journalistic integrity.

Nicely done, Jon, nicely done.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:18 AM   #25
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I've only seen Crossfire a couple of times and wondered how anyone could stand all that screaming. From the Washington Post article posted here, I agree with what Stewart said, although I did like Tucker when he was a guest on Bill Maher's show.
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I watched it online yesterday, there's a link for it on about.com, in the political humor section

It looked like Tucker was really ticked off, I'm not a fan of his either...

It was strange though I think Jon perhaps was a lil' cranky and got out of the wrong side of the bed that day..hmm, that's a thought
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Link to video
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i got an email from tucker yesterday. he said it was quite a "bizarre performance" and that he "still doesn't know what to make of it." i'd have to agree.
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Thanks for the link, sharky.

I didn't find it weird or out of character for Stewart at all. I thought he was right on.
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I agree with a lot of the stuff he was saying, don't get me wrong, he was just acting very odd. It was an unusual demeanor for Stewart.
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