Fox News asked Comedian Jon Stewart to come on its network, yet again. And, yet again, the interview has people talking.
I still can't believe that any news organization would ask this man on its show.
Stewart destroyed CNN's Crossfire team several years ago. (Video here.) That show went on to be canceled, some say, because of this very interview.
Stewart made MSNBC's Rachel Maddow uncomfortable in this interview. (Video here.)
And Stewart has tangled with Bill O'Reilly numerous times. Just search online, and each time, you'll see he manages to avoid getting completely cornered or trapped. Many believe he actually beats O'Reilly in many of the head-to-head battles. And as everyone knows, debating O'Reilly and holding your own is no easy thnig to do. (Here's just one example.)
The most recent Fox-Stewart battle is mainly being pushed by the Left. It was the top story on Huffington Post Sunday afternoon and if you want to watch the full video, click here.
As of 2:50 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, I couldn't find the interview on Fox News or on the Drudge Report, so I assume those on the right weren't happy with how the interview went. And that brings me to my point: Why would anyone, or any network, think they could touch Jon Stewart in an interview?
The man manages to hold his own with whoever tries to ambush him. I'm not sure if it's charisma or intelligence or just the fact that since he's a comedian, he can rip and embarrass himself to no end. Whatever it is, I can't for the life of me figure out why you would want to interview him on your show.
The only answer I can come up with is that these various broadcasters think they can top him. Or, own him. And their pride allows them to believe that. But I have to think that even five minutes into having Stewart on their show, they're thinking they've made a huge mistake.
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Stan Mitchell is the founder and owner of The Oak Ridge Observer. He started the paper in 2004 with a $20,000 loan and writes generally on his blog about business practices, politics and local matters.