Suddenly, there’s a Jon Stewart camp? Where do I sign up? Is it a summer camp, or more of a battle camp? Thanks, for the link: “CNN lets ‘Crossfire’ Hose Carlson Go” via AP at Yahoo! News.
Here’s the nicest part:
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,” [Jonathan Klein, chief executive of CNN’s U.S. network] 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.”
Bravo. Now, prove it.
How sad am I that there’s no new “Daily Show” tomorrow night? Very, very sad. But Monday should be fun.