Not that I ever watch Crossfire, but I wish I had caught this one. The “transcript”:http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0410/15/cf.01.html is up for Jon Stewart’s guest appearance, in which he savages the show and Tucker Carlson. It’s glorious. I read about it first on “Wonkette”:http://www.wonkette.com/ — strangely enough, she was at the table next to me at the coffee shop when she “interviewed” Tucker Carlson, as described “here”:http://www.wonkette.com/archives/breaking-wonkette-calls-someone-tries-this-reporting-thing-023530.php.
Stewart has this great insulation to say some of the things he says because his own show is, by definition, a big joke. And that’s something that in the whole interview Carlson simply could not get. Though he was smart enough to drop a quote to Wonkette afterwards, I guess.
UPDATE: “Go read”:http://www.puddingbowl.org/archive/2004/10/now_with_memeti.php Michael Hall on Stewart, Crossfire, and Wonkette. He’s pretty hard on Wonkette, but I think he’s basically right — her “look at me I’m not a real journalist!” schtick is now tired. She needs to take a page from Stewart’s book, which is her book too, or at least used to be.