Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Great Forgotten TV Moment!

Jason Linkins' Huffington Post article is a great reminder of a significant television moment...

"Armed with a slew of emailers who have discussed it, and having cited it twice myself, I think that today's as good a day as any to remind everyone of that time Jon Stewart appeared on the October 14, 2004 edition of CNN's televised temple of dumbed-down political discourse, Crossfire ("named after the stray bullets that hit innocent bystanders in a gang fight") and tore the show a new exit point for its alimentary canal. In a very contentious segment, Stewart put Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson on blast -- referring to the co-hosts as "partisan hacks," and begging them to "stop hurting America.""



I remember this! It brought down one of my least favorite shows - "Crossfire" on CNN. At the time it was uncomfortable, but I wish that someone would do this to one or two shows today...

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