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Jon Stewart on C-Span

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On the front page of C-Span is a link to an interview with Jon Stewart (scroll down and look for "Comedian Jon Stewart on Presidential Election, Media & Politics (10/23/2004)"). If you liked him on Crossfire you'll enjoy this. It's full of jokes but also a lot of strong opinions on everything from Bush & Kerry, the media, Fox news, the election, etc. I know there are a lot of Daily Show fans in here so I thought I'd post it.
post #2 of 10
Thanks. I love Jon Stewart.
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Here's a direct link to the clip (RealPlayer): rtsp://video.c-span.org/project/c04/...304_stewart.rm

[it was moved from the front page]
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Good hour. Predates his Crossfire appearance.

Makes some great points and is clearly a great public speaker/crowd guy.
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Wow . . .that is awesome . . . he says some really great and very eloquent things!!!

well worth the time . . . and very funny too
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A summary of Jon's 60 minutes appearance is now up. Looks good.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/...in650690.shtml
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Wow . . .that is awesome . . . he says some really great and very eloquent things!!!

well worth the time . . . and very funny too

Nothing from Jon Stewart is well worth the time.
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Nothing from Jon Stewart is well worth the time.

But you will never know.
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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--George W Bush

"Narrative is what starts to happen after eight minutes
--Franklin Miller.

"Nothing...

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post #9 of 10
Mostly unsatisfying.

Stewart did speak eloquently at times-- but he doesn't seem that well suited for long-format, unscripted interviews. He tends to gravitate at times towards the same media narratives he criticizes. And his answers to many questions seem not quite as incisive and on-target as his The Daily Show pieces.

But the biggest problem I have with that hour-long interview is the format itself. I really got a sense that they give Stewart perhaps too much credibility. The interviewer, Ken Auletta, has written some brilliant articles in The New Yorker on the media and has written several books as well. We would have been better served by a discussion featuring several participants, Stewart included.

I think Stewart himself hints at this during the interview when he tries to get Auletta to answer a question and when he flat-out says he doesn't know the answer to a certain question. It was good-- but Stewart in that context leaves much to be desired.
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Nothing from Jon Stewart is well worth the time.


I guess it was worth your time to say that. What does that say about you.
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