Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Don't mess with Jon Stewart

CNN.com - Transcripts

You'll want to do a Ctrl+F for "Stewart" on this, because their first roundtable with Carville is as predictable as a Liza Minelli divorce. But man, when Jon Stewart stops being funny and starts indicting the press, watch out. The man makes some valid points and in the end, it is the comedian that turns the room into one man with journalistic integrity and two clownish hacks with little to say in return to his scathing (and yes, vulgar) attacks on their sensational opportunism.

And I liked it when he called Carlson a dick. He had it coming.

I do have to wonder about the polls. Sheezus. Can it really be that close? I just wonder if the aforementioned political hacks saw the ratings hike last time they declared a close race and are selectively ignoring poll data to keep us all on the edge of our seats.

It's a quaint word, "infotainment." But scratch the surface and it has some seriously sinister, Orwellian if you will, undertones.

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