An Angry Jon Stewart At His Best

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:

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Part 3:

The George W. Bush Of Comedy?

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!”


John McCain on TDS

Presumptive Republican nominee Senator John McCain was on last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and I always love it when he comes on. He’s got a great personality and isn’t afraid to joke around on issues. One specific part that I really loved was when they came back from the break and Stewart starts asking him a question which starts out very seriously about Barack Obama and his Rev. Wright issue and McCain who has his own pastor issue… but the twist that Jon Stewart throws on the question that everyone else though was going somewhere else really made it one of the best scenes of the Daily Show I have seen in quite a while. I might even rank this in the top 5 all time.

If you don’t want to watch the entire clip, just watch the first 90 seconds and you get that question (clip below).