Monday, October 18

At this point Tucker Carlson realised he was having a very, very bad day...

Jon Stewart opens up an extra-large can of rhetorical whoop-ass on CNN's political talking heads show 'Crossfire', telling the hosts that they're neglecting the public interest and "hurting democracy" by airing a glorified wonk (or is it wank?)fest that's nothing more than a partisan, political version of pro-wrestling.

A few choice excerpts of the exchange between Stewart and right-wing bow-tie wearer Tucker Carlson:

STEWART: Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America. ... Right now, you're helping the politicians and the corporations. And we're left out there to mow our lawns.

STEWART: It's not honest. What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. And I will tell you why I know it.
CARLSON: You had John Kerry on your show and you sniff his throne and you're accusing us of partisan hackery?
STEWART: Absolutely. You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls.

CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.
STEWART: No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey.

After Carlson snippishing tells Jon Stewart, "You're funnier on your own show," Stewart responds: "You know what's interesting, though? You're as big a dick on your show as you are on any show."
As the show goes to credits, you can hear Stewart say: "Well, that went well."

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