Saturday, October 23, 2004

Applause for John Stewart

I like to raise awareness on people who take big chances to raise awareness on critical issues.

As most of you probably already know, John Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" is a smart man that likes to ridicule the absurdity of American politics.

Well, recently he was badmouthing a National CNN show, "Crossfire", so he decided it would be best if he went and told them that, to their faces, on their show.

Talk about guts!

For a show that's based on harsh opinions and arguing with people, the hosts took offense to the opinions of John Stewart. Seems they can dish it out, but can't take it themselves.

I recommend watching the footage using a high-speed connection. It is worth seeing someone like John, who has much to lose, taking a big chance to make a FANTASTIC point regarding today's media circus. Brilliant.


P.s. If you have extra time, the footage that comes after John's bit is Courage the puppet Dog interviewing people in the post-debate "Spin Alley" (John mentions this in the clip). Courage is very crass, but poignantly funny. I laughed out loud.

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