Monday, April 16, 2007

Jon Stewart Misplays Card

The Daily Show host, who stood up nicely last month to John R. Bolton, the UN ambassador who couldn’t get confirmed because of his nasty demeanor, suddenly turned soft tonight in interviewing Andy Card, Bush’s long-time chief of staff.

When Bolton disputed Stewart’s remarks about Lincoln, the man from Comedy Central did not retreat and the next evening brought on Doris Kearns, Honest Abe’s biographer, to back him up.

Tonight Stewart was apparently too charmed to ask Card the obvious question his audience would want answered--about the former Chief of Staff's comment in 2002 referring to the political campaign against Iraq as a "product" and telling The New York Times, "From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August."

Too bad. It's the ultimate question a fake-news anchor should have asked.

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