An MP3 About Jon Stewart

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I am a big fan of Jon Stewart, as you may have noticed from this post. I think he’s whip-smart, makes great points and has fun in the process. And he’s very respectful of the guests when they come on The Daily Show.

But when he’s on other shows…well…

So rewind with me to October 2004. Jon Stewart confronts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson on Crossfire and the blogosphere goes wild. At the same time I’m messing around with a music authoring program on my Mac called Garageband. I get ahold of a file of the show and start importing the audio from it into Garageband.

The result? A salute to a guy who’s not afraid to confront the hacks on their own turf.

Listen, enjoy and share it with your friends. I think you can also download it by doing a right click and “save as”.

And just in case you’re wondering, the main instrument I used was a didjeridu. I’m sure Duncan will appreciate that.

  • Rose Nunez


    I loved Jon Stewart, but he lost his luster for me after that little display of sanctimonious prickery on Crossfire. Damn it, that show was my version of Vegas wrestling, and I miss it. Stewart, I blame you!

    P.S. You’re better than Moby at this.

  • Justin Gardner

    Thanks! Spread the love!

  • Justin Gardner

    By the way, you can download this and post it on your site, no questions asked.

    Just in case you thought there were any legal ramifications.

  • Justin Gardner

    Just changed the date of the Crossfire appearance.

    Thanks to the commenters over at Winds of Change for keeping me on my toes!

  • goy

    Hopefully by now it’s obvious: My Sentiments, Exactly!!!!

    Outstanding work!

  • Duncan Riley

    Thats didgeridoo Justin, athough I’d question its classification as a music instrument of note.

  • Justin Gardner

    I checked and it’s spelled many different ways.

    So there! ;- )

  • David

    I agree with Rose. I felt Jon made a fool of himself on that show. I love his “Seinfeld like wit” as much as the next guy but it only goes to show that even bery bright lightbulbs like Jon can flicker on occasion.

    I surely think it depends on your political bias as to how you viewed the show. I recorded it and watched it several times and, sorry, Jon simply was the bigger fool that night :)

  • Nortius Maximus

    I don’t think it’s a matter of political bias that shapes my (or Jon’s) view of Crossfire. I think Jon was spot on that both the Crossfire hosts never had any motivation to foster anything substantive on the show.

    It, like lots of TV, was merely a circus. See the Fire-Breathing Partisans! Jerry Springer, Inside-the-Beltway Edition.

    That’s why I hold (to name two poster children for the media circus) Ann Coulter and Al Franken in approximately equal contempt. I’ve caught them both, too often, scoring cheap rhetorical points at the expense of actual reasoning or pursuit of anything conplex.


  • Justin Gardner

    Personally, I think Randi Rhodes is the liberal Coulter. I really can’t stand her.

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