So, I spoke to a friend today who informed me that, humorously enough, Tucker Carlson is NOT Anderson Cooper. In a previous post, I said that Jon Stewart and Anderson Cooper were on Crossfire. I meant Tucker Carlson.How do I justify such an obvious error? I actually don’t watch TV. In fact, I have never seen a more than a 10 minute clip of the Daily Show or Crossfire.
This might lead a lesser (read: more intelligent) man to recant his position or at least admit he may be wrong. However, I am not such a man.
I still contend that The Daily Show does exactly what Jon Stewart criticized Crossfire for. Crossfire, instead of engaging in intellectual debate or discussion is just an arguing match that turns people off of politics. The Daily Show, similarly, spends 1 hour cynically pointing out the foibles of American politicians, creating an entire generation of cynics.
The Daily Show does make some good points and has some insights, but those insights are almost always in a cynical vein. Just as Stewart criticized Crossfire for not using their time to better American politics, Jon Stewart spends his time taking (usually) cheap shots at public officials instead of engendering useful debate.
My two cents, anyway. Oh, and Reese Dixon is stupid, too.