05 January, 2005

Jon Stewart KILLS Crossfire!

Via alt hippo, we learn that CNN has decided to gently let go Tucker Carlson, and subsequently fold down Crossfire. The reason?
The bow-tied wearing conservative pundit got into a public tussle last fall with comic Jon Stewart, who has been critical of cable political programs that devolve into shoutfests.

"I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp," Klein told The Associated Press.

He said all of the cable networks, including CNN, have overdosed on programming devoted to arguing over issues. Klein said he wants more substantive programming that is still compelling.

"I doubt that when the president sits down with his advisers they scream at him to bring him up to date on all of the issues," he said. "I don't know why we don't treat the audience with the same respect."
Needless to say, Jon Stewart gets about 400,000 brownie points for this. Fucking badass.

The original incident, if you missed it.

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