Monday, January 26, 2009

Pop Quiz: Jon Stewart Edition

Which of the following is the real Jon Stewart?

A) The concerned, intellectual comedian who once told both hosts of CNN's left/right debate show Crossfire that "What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably."

B) The concerned, intellectual comedian who, despite more and more young people getting their political news from his fake news show and the responsibility to the public discourse that entails, strings together out-of-context political sound bites for laughs and responds to a Sarah Palin comment with the f-bomb.

(Hint: Person A may actually be Person B, because he did call Crossfire's Tucker Carlson an arguably manly expletive during his interview. And Person B may actually be Al Franken.)