Tuesday, October 19

Carlson strikes back

Tucker tries to get his digs in after Stewart rode him on his own show. Stewart's not commenting, which seems like the better way to go. Carlson said:
"You're selling out," he said. "If you are a satirist or an acute social observer, and he is, and all of a sudden you suspend disbelief on someone or suck up rather than prod or poke someone, people will look at you and say, 'Even if I agree with you, I don't like it,'" he said.
Carlson's assertion is ironic. Stewart was arguing that Carlson was a sell-out because he's pretending to be offering useful debate, but just serves up partisan rhetoric that is unhelpful, which I, of course, agree with. On the other hand, Stewart's doing comedy.

Stewart's getting all the style points on this one. Carlson just looks cranky.
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