This is nothing new for Howie Kurtz, who has used his platform at Fox's Media Buzz to get into pissing matches with both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to try to goad either of them into allowing him to come on as a guest on their shows.
KURTZ; By the way, I did ask the senator about one such moment, why he never apologized for his misjudgement in backing the Iraq war, based on Saddam's non-existent weapons of mass destruction, and he blamed it on the case made by then Sec. of State Colin Powell.
Nor did the host of The Daily Show include my very positive observation that he's not just a late night comic but an important social critic with a strong following among young people. But did you notice how he did something very clever there?
He turned the debate into a credibility clash between him and McCain, but what about this question?
STEWART: Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?
KURTZ: On that, Jon Stewart side stepped, ducked, dodged, evaded, changed the subject, but if he'd ever like to take it on Jon, I'm available. Just have your people call my people.
It's bad enough that Stewart's got Bill-O on there every time you turn around. I think that's already one Fox pundit too many.
John McCain told Howard Kurtz that although Jon Stewart is funny, he's allowed to get away with being wrong all the time so Jon Stewart called him out and challenged him to a "wrong off" to see who's been wrong more.
I really did not think that anyone mentioned during his segment where Jon Stewart told the media to go f*ck themselves for using him to attack the Affordable Care Act would respond to Stewart's criticism, but I was wrong. I should have known Howard Kurtz and his ego weren't going to let it go without bringing it up. Read more...
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart started the week off letting the warmongers like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and the pundits on Fox have it for being terribly upset that we're going to try diplomacy instead of bombing Syria. Read more...