In some ways, Jon Stewart had his national coming out with this 2004 appearance on "Crossfire" in which he told Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson that their CNN show was "hurting America." Begala and Carlson were taken aback by Stewart's earnestness, but it was only a sign of things to come for the "Daily Show" host. Incidentally, when CNN president Jonathan Klein canceled "Crossfire" in 2005, he said that he agreed "wholeheartedly" with Stewart's criticism.
Stewart invited Bernie Goldberg to come on "The Daily Show" show in 2005 to discuss his book, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America." Needless to say, Stewart and Goldberg disagreed that people like Barbra Streisand and gangsta rappers were actively hurting the country more than, say, government o...
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