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prediction: approximately one million people will post links to tonight's Daily Show tomorrow.


I don't get to watch tv. What went down? Pat Robertson trying to assassinate people?
A segment making fun of the president's infantile talking points ended with a remix; Jon Stewart (verbally-)attacked Christopher Hitchens for his love of the Iraq War.

It's sort of interesting to see who he stands up to (talking heads) and who he defers to (actual politicians).
I can't find the Hitchens interview?
I don't know if any of today's show is online yet. Here's a transcript from wonkette -->

really though, reload this page [comedycentral] a few times tomorrow or just look at the internet. I'm serious about the likelihood of every person with a weblog linking to clips from the show.

a musical remix of Bush's war platitudes would have been enough for the link love, the Hitchens interview made it inevitable. It's in the same territory as last year's Tucker Carlson telloff.
both videos are up at comedy central.
I wish I had cable...
don't worry, it will be on the internet tomorrow.
We depend on you to post this link, too. By "we" I mean "those of us who limit our intake of blog-like blogs."
"blog-like blogs"


I guess it has been awfully on the weblog side of the weblog <---> journal continuum; I guess it's making up for the emo spree of posting photographs of pages from the moleskine journal I carried around Europe in June.
I think you're taking it the opposite way from what I intended. Yours is the only blog I read on a regular basis that is an actual blog. Just like, say, Danger!Blog, if Ed would update it. Whereas I mainly stick to those of us who just ramble on about our daily lives and crack a joke here and there. Y'know, journal-keepers and meme-posters, if those are things. I'm not really up on the terms... but you are most certainly a blogger, blogboy.
it's online.
i just watched it. pretty brutal! but i don't think it'll float around the internet like his crossfire interview. it is funny to see who he lobs easy pitches to and who he grills though.
At first, I thought that people would be going nuts over the Bush remix music video from the opening sequence.
i didn't think the video was all that creative... and really, a discussion with a guy of Hitchens's caliber at less than 30 minutes really does a disservice to everyone. Thse aren't bullet-pointy issues they're discussing and I don't think Hitchens had enough time to fully flesh out what he was saying.

I also agree with the person above that these segments don't have that visceral impact that the Crossfire video had... the Hitchens thing is a bit more heady than I think most internet nerds will enjoy.
I agree that neither segement was the best thing ever, both just seemed like the sort of daily show segment that people go crazy linking to.
I don't know about Hitchens, I think that he's already taken way too seriously. He just comes across as such an incredibly self-important "liberal hawk" that even when I might be inclined to agree with one of his points, it's hard to get past the feeling that making it purely for the sake of his own gigantic ego.


One of the main reasons that I thought that the 'bloggers would love it is because he's had a string of conservative guests and has been lobbing softballs. Last night's show marked a return to the Tucker Carlson style offense. Plus, it was shorter and easier to post online.
I think he mainly grills talking heads. Whenever a real government official pays a visit, Stewart generally gives them the softball treatment.
I think Stewart's major target mainstream media (hence the entire premise of a fake news show as satire) and the talking heads that are given plenty of airtime. I think the Tucker Carlson episode showed how irritated he is with the muddling of any sort of real national dialogue by pundits who parrot talking points and are shameless self promoters.

He doesn't seem to attack government officials and the current administration, so much as shake his head in wonder and laugh at the ridiculousness of their policies or the brazenness of their bs.
I agree. I don't remember him ever really "going after" a government official. He's nicer to some than others. One exception was the member of Congress who was coordinating the Republican rapid response during the DNC this summer. Still, he did that in an "explain this idiotic thing you're saying to me about calculating the most liberal senator" tone instead of in full attack mode.
Yes! I remember that. His genius, in my opinion, is breaking down the rhetoric (on both sides) that is normally spoon-fed to the American public, and is generally accepted without any sort of critical thought or filter. And he does it in a way that is out of control hilarious.
Crooks and Liars says, "This was a heavily requested piece." Heh.


Now I have to go watch it - it's recorded on my DVR.