Jon Stewart’s Smackdown

I was fortunate to catch Jon Stewart’s appearance on CNN’s political “debate” show, “Crossfire,” yesterday afternoon. Stewart gave the hosts, Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson, quite the smackdown, calling them “partisan hacks,” and at one point calling Carlson “a dick.”

When Carlson gave Stewart a hard time for asking John Kerry “softball questions” on The Daily Show a few weeks ago, Stewart said it was crazy to compare a show on Comedy Central with a show on CNN. “You’re on CNN,” Stewart said. “The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls. What is wrong with you?! You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.”

It’s a must-see.

Here’s a link for the video, and here’s a link for the transcript.

I hope this gets some legs.

Oh — and Doug Varone’s rehearsal yesterday was great. It’s a really good piece, and his structure compensates beautifully with the somewhat lacking structure of my score.

I think AJ & I are going to make a painting for my living room today. I’ll keep you posted.


abacus says

We're going to try to make a painting. We'll see how it goes. Sadly, considering how long it's been since I did that sort of thing, my skills may be as lacking as Tucker Carlson's...

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