Jon Stewart sticks it to Begala and Carlson

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    In a recent appearance on Crossfire, Jon Stewart articulated what has really angered me so much about Carville, Begala, Novack and Carlson for so long-- they profess to be a 'debate show' that shows two sides of every argument. My problem has always been, how is a liberal-spun argument followed by a conservative-spun argument fair to the public at large? "Bush went AWOL" countered by "Kerry didn't deserve his medals" doesn't constitute intelligent political discourse. They all spin as hard as they can either red or blue and somehow its 'fair' and 'newsworthy' simply because an antithetical but similarly distorted view of a topic is presented immediately thereafter. Anyway this is really hilarious, watch the video:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200410160003

    Jon Stewart ---> :chains: <----- Paul Begala
     
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    Ya know, someone else brought that transcript to my attention, I got about 12 lines in, bells and whistles were going off, and I found I didn't much care to go on. It was innane, incromprehensible, idiotic, and several other i's. I don't suppose you could distill the transcript to only the juicy morsels you liked best?
     
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    Transcripts for unscripted debate shows like Crossfire are useless to read-- I linked to the video feed. Plus the transcript wouldn't do justice to Stewart's timing or delivery. It's only about 8 minutes long, I really think its worth watching.
     
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    Very good. Did not see the link. Saw the transcript I had already tried to read and x'ed the whole thing out.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Is Begala the one with the bow tie? What a tool.
     
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    Yeah. When Tucker calls someone a "butt-buddy" you know you're getting down to the nitty-gritty.
     
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    No that's Carlson... hehe.
     
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    So Tucker is the one with the bow tie?

    He should have seen his problem as soon as Stewart explained to him puppets making prank phone calls was just before his show.

    Imagine trying to have the 'anchor' from the Daily Show in to complain about his questioning.

    Must have been a slow news day, and I doubt they'll ever have him on again.
     
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    Carlson? Tucker? Same person?
     

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