Saturday, October 16, 2004

God Bless Jon Stewart

This transcript is deserving of being posted in full, but we will link to it in the interest of efficient page loading. Blessings and peace to the wonderful Jon Stewart, a stellar human being and as near a saint as any could be here at Dissent Channel. Your faithful dissenters never cease to be astonished that our most reasoned, compelling voice in defense of the public comes from the world of comedy. And, oh yeah, Tucker Carlson is a dick. Well put.

Here's a choice little morsel for you to snack on:
STEWART: See, the thing is, we need your help. Right now, you're helping the politicians and the corporations. And we're left out there to mow our lawns.

BEGALA: By beating up on them? You just said we're too rough on them when they make mistakes.

STEWART: No, no, no, you're not too rough on them. You're part of their strategies. You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.

[LAUGHTER]

CARLSON: Wait, Jon, let me tell you something valuable that I think we do that I'd like to see you...

[CROSSTALK]

STEWART: Something valuable?

CARLSON: Yes.

[CROSSTALK]

STEWART: I would like to hear it.

CARLSON: And I'll tell you.

When politicians come on...

STEWART: Yes.

CARLSON: It's nice to get them to try and answer the question. And in order to do that, we try and ask them pointed questions. I want to contrast our questions with some questions you asked John Kerry recently.

[CROSSTALK]

CARLSON: ... up on the screen.

STEWART: If you want to compare your show to a comedy show, you're more than welcome to.

[LAUGHTER]
...
STEWART: You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls.

[LAUGHTER]

STEWART: What is wrong with you?


Oh, it just gets better, friends. I heartily recommend reading further. Smiles guaranteed.