Chris Wallace watched a lot of South Park before interviewing Jon Stewart this morning, but apparently he didn't see any of his previous appearances on news programs. It seems Stewart was supposed to crumble when Wallace accused him of being a liberal ideologue, but instead he spends the entire interview taking apart Wallace's shoddy arguments. (There is a point to be made about Stewart toeing the line between journalist and comedian, but Wallace presents it poorly.) Fox News' use of a clip from Comedy Central's roast of Pamela Anderson is particularly idiotic, but perhaps the point of this interview wasn't to successfully prove a point. The home audience was probably convinced that Wallace cut Stewart down a peg, because as the fake news anchor says, "Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers? The most consistently misinformed? Fox. Fox viewers. Consistently, every poll."
Alright, about Jon Stewart blurring the line between being a comedian and being a journalist. Honestly, I don't understand what the problem is. Many aspects of the American mainstream news media are just downright farcical; I can't even bear to watch CNN anymore, it just kills me- it's not news, it's infotainment. It's come to the point that it's downright ridiculous, and honestly, Jon Stewart is one of the few people I've seen who actively calls them out on their bullshit. Sometimes he goes above and beyond his role as a critic, however, he wouldn't have to do this if these so called "journalists" did their god-damned jobs in the first place.