On Fox News, at least three on-air commentators — Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich — are serious candidates to seek the presidential nomination of the Republican party in 2012. However, it’s not totally a Fox issue.
CNN has a new feature called I Report: You send in your comments, photos video, whathaveyou, and you get to tell your friends you report for CNN! Oddly enough, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show managed to turn this into satiric fodder:
A particularly acerbic rant against the news media, CNN’s Crossfire in particular and the Armstrong Williams scandal by the NYT’s Frank Rich — a man who has set the bar high for well-articulated vitriol.
A brief NYT editorial on how comedian Jon Stewart may have been prescient when he went on CNN’s Crossfire and seriously dissed it.
CNN’s new president Jonathan Klein says Crossfire will be cancelled and that conservative host Tucker Carlson won’t have a continuing home on the network.
The It man of TV satire, Jon Stewart, got a very respectful treatment by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on Sunday night (Hey, they’re fellow Viacom employees). Here’s the story link to the segment on the Daily Show’s host. You can also access the video from there.
Here are some transcript snippets I found at CNN about the aftermath of Jon Stewart’s appearance last Friday on Crossfire, plus some other media reaction and (eventually) Stewart’s thoughts himself:
NYT TV writer Alessandra Stanley penned a fairly sympathetic account of the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and his appearance on Crossfire.
The battle of fake-news titan versus whiny, obtuse cable talk show star continues — well, from one party, anyways.
I saw a few references to this clip: David Akin pointed to it on CAJ-L, as did the PastPeak blog — among many others. But I’ll add my voice to the chorus: It was a remarkably honest dialogue — well, one way, at least — between Daily Show host Jon Stewart with Paul Begala and Tucker [...]