Jon Stewart on Crossfire

Thanks to Leonard, here’s a mirror (35Mb wmv) of the Crossfire segment with Jon Stewart from earlier today.

It’s tough to watch this as it goes on. It’s clear how desperate Jon Stewart seems to make a point that Carlson and Begala are part of the problem, and how he wishes it was a show with healthy discourse instead of a war of talking points. Neither Carlson nor Begala want to give him an inch, and while I considered Stewart’s interview with Kerry to be pretty forgetful, it’s interesting to see Tucker use it as a way to try and discredit The Daily Show. It takes a while for Jon to give up the fight but the eventual “you’re as big a dick” is like icing on the cake.