Friday, October 15, 2004

jon stewart throws down

Appearing on Crossfire, Jon Stewart was as usual intelligent and funny. When the hosts started grilling him about his politics on the Daily Show, he tried to point out that while he himself had a comedy 'fake news' show that came on right after puppets making crank calls, the folks at Crossfire styled themselves as serious discourse when they really just put enough spin on the news to get the rabble roused.

I think it's safe to say that the Crossfire guys weren't too open to his ideas.
But, if Kerry gets elected, is it going to -- you have said you're voting for him. You obviously support him. It's clear. Will it be harder for you to mock his administration if he becomes president?
No. Why would it be harder? ... The only way it would be harder is if his administration is less absurd than this one. So, in that case, if it's less absurd, then, yes, I think it would be harder.

But, I mean, it would be hard to top this group, quite frankly.

In terms of absurdity and their world matching up to the one that -- you know, it was interesting. President Bush was saying, John Kerry's rhetoric doesn't match his record.

But I've heard President Bush describe his record. His record doesn't match his record.
I do think you're more fun on your show. Just my opinion.
You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.

You tell 'em, Jon.

BTW you can watch Stewart's appearance on Crossfire over at IFILM.