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Bye to bow-tied twits and to Crossfire as we knew and hated it. Thanks to Jon Stewart.

Mr. Klein specifically cited the criticism that the comedian Jon Stewart leveled at “Crossfire” when he was a guest on the program during the presidential campaign. Mr. Stewart said that ranting partisan political shows on cable were “hurting America.”

Mr. Klein said last night, “I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart’s overall premise.” He said he believed that especially after the terror attacks on 9/11, viewers are interested in information, not opinion.

The official CNN story on the CNN story here.

Transcript of the Jon Stewart appearance on Crossfire here.

Not that I ever express opinions here ;->


  1. Sadly, the word on the street is that he’s moving to MSNBC. I want to know how in the hell Tucker Carlson got to be such a hot media commodity that there’s a bidding war over that bow-tie wearing assclown. Not that MSNBC would ever try to outfox Faux News

  2. Tucker is an old friend – he, future fabulist Stephen Glass, and I were office suite mates for a while (remind me to tell you that story sometime) – but even I grew to dislike his Crossfire/TV persona. Perhaps a different type of show will give Tucker a chance to return to a more constructive approch (he was a good, thorough magazine writer). Guess we’ll see.

  3. I sense a trend devloping here. First the Bush administration gets spanked by the UN for being stingy and suddenly US tsunami aid increases over 200%. Then CNN gets spanked by Jon Stewart and suddenly Tucker leaves and they decide that they don’t want to be Fox after all. What’s next? Linus Torvalds calls Bill Gates a fascist and suddenly Microsoft announces that they’re opening their source?

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