John Kerry will be Jon Stewart's guest tonight on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" for "an extended interview."
Jon Stewart continues to eat NBCCBSABCCNNFOX's lunch, O my brethren, and the fact that Kerry actively sought out this show -- and not one of the broadcast networks -- for his first live interview following the emergence of the "Swifties for Bush" crap-o-rama ... well, it shows Kerry really is the stand-up guy he's supposed to be. Let's see El Presidente go on there and handle Jon Stewart's hard questions.
"Daily Show" executive producer Ben Karlin told Lisa de Moraes of the WashPost that "All of us [on 'The Daily Show'] are just blown away by the turn the campaign has taken. We cannot believe that this [the Vietnam War] is what is being talked about at this juncture. It's so astounding to us. We are trying to work through our amazement and to conduct a meaningful conversation absent of incredulity, because [the interview] is not going to go anywhere if you just say, 'What the [expletive] is going on?"
Karlin said he will nonetheless suggest that that be the first question Stewart puts to Kerry tonight.
"If you just want to pinpoint the success of the Republican Party and Bush, this is a perfect case study," Karlin continued, "because George W. Bush has put a moratorium on talk about his behavior under the age of 40 and everyone [in the press] is abiding by it. 'Were you or were you not an alcoholic or did you just have a drinking problem?,' 'Were you or were you not a drug abuser?' Meanwhile they're debating whether [Kerry's war] wounds drew blood or were they superficial, or occurred in the same day, or whether he shot a guy wearing a toga .... How is that possible?"
How is that possible? It's possible because, as Howard Dean knew over a year ago, the so-called mainstream press had consciously or subconsciously decided to give up its duty of speaking truth to power to become carbon copies of the media whores at FOX ... craven toadies passing on El Presidente's PR! And now we have ONLY Jon Stewart who dares tell the truth to power.