Glenn Beck plays “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with environment, ACORN, TARP, the word ’empathy’, National Endowments for the Arts, and even the Peace Corps … except there’s just one degree and Kevin Bacon is Adolf Hitler.
I am certain everyone has seen a clip or two or the whole video of Obama going to the Republicans for lunch and answering the questions that they had to ask. If you haven’t seen the video, watch the whole think at the post my brother wrote in “Let Obama Be Obama” but the one I have embedded, Awesome stuff by Jon Stewart through out this segment.
One question I did ask several years ago after seeing the British parliament grill the Prime Minister at the time is why something like that didn’t happen in the United States more often and hopefully this can be somewhat of a precedent set #44.
“I never realized that a respected newsman on a respected news network stating that his religion is superior to another would earn him angry e-mails on the Internet; the Internet, where from what I understand, only nice things are said. I forget how hard it is to be Christian because it’s so easy to be Muslim.” – Aasif Mandvi
Whether it is fair or not for Jim Cramer to be the face of Jon Stewart’s nightly tirade can be debated some other time but I don’t think I have seen Stewart as pissed off as he was last night. The fall of the financial markets and the deceptive game the networks played by saying they did not see this coming really seemed to have gotten him ticked and not in the way he was angry against Paul Begala and Tucke Carlson of CNN’s Crossfire.
You have to give some sort of credit to Cramer for coming on The Daily Show to face the criticism — or the fact that he was incredibly naive to think he could come on the show and it would be a cakewalk and the bad press would just blow over.
You can say a lot of things regarding Jon Stewart about whether he has his liberal bias or whether he sometimes takes quotes out of context with going after people but one thing you cannot accuse him of is being unprepared for an interview. He has always shown his intelligence and ability to be quick on his feet in almost a Meet-The-Press kind of way by allowing Cramer to go up against his own words yesterday which led to his downfall.
Mr. Cramer can now hide behind his tears and hope that his show does not get canceled but I think this is only a start of the way things need to change on the cable news networks and it is about time those networks starting giving Jon Stewart the credit he deserves for journalistic integrity — something they all lack.
Here is the entire unedited interview in three parts:
John Oliver enjoyed this year’s Academy Awards thanks to Jon being the George W. Bush of comedy. He pokes fun at what I would call Jon’s two less than spectacular prior performances as the host of the event. Look at Jon Stewart though, boy can that guy take a joke.
I won’t insert any quotes from the clip yet incase you haven’t seen it yet but I think I’ll reference it when I put up an Oscar-related post tomorrow. All I’ll say is “Hugh Jackman! The guy is amazing!”