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Friday, October 15, 2004

Breaking: Jon Stewart Blasts Crossfire

Jon Stewart appeared on Crossfire today and caught the hosts off-guard with a damning critique of the show's reactionary left-right format and a sincere plea to have a meaningful debate about this election. Tucker Carlson seemed quite annoyed. "Rapidfire" is still coming up, and Stewart's scheduled to stick around for that.

I'll link to transcripts as soon as they're available.

Update: it was off-camera, so I couldn't tell whether this was a joke, but it certainly didn't sound like one: In response to Tucker saying he thinks Stewart's more fun on The Daily Show, Stewart said, "You know what, you're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show."

Update: If Jon Stewart hadn't been live, I doubt this segment would have aired. When released, the transcript should be available here.