Jon Stewart Was Invited To Speak On A Show He Hated. It Did Not End Well.
Since the beginning of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has railed against “news” shows and organizations like CNN and Fox for playing into the hands of politicians and corporations. Lots of critics talk a big game, but in late 2004, when Stewart got the opportunity to speak on CNN’s “Crossfire” (one of the shows he frequently criticized), he REALLY didn’t hold back. Stewart’s passionate, hilarious, and well-crafted criticisms made for one of the best videos on the entire Internet and led to the cancelation of “Crossfire” a mere three months later. I’ve seen this video dozens of times over the past few years, and I STILL feel uncomfortable for the audience when I watch it. If you haven’t seen this, you really need to.