Yeah, I'm sick. That's why there was a lack of a post yesterday and, for all intents and purposes, there's not one today. My head is too heavy and stuffy to actually think coherently about anything. For instance, I could have sworn that I read somewhere that Tucker Carlson said that Jon Stewart made a fool of himself on CNN's Crossfire on Friday when he told Carlson and Paul Begala that the mainstream media, especially shows like Crossfire, were hurting America rather than fulfilling the proper role of the media, i.e., protecting the public by trying to get to the non-spin truth of any issue. I mean, that must have just been a hullucination, right? Carlson isn't that big of an idiot. He's one of the few conservative commentators who doesn't make my head hurt 100% of the time. I mean, sure he pulls the party line, but he'll also criticize it at times and seems to analyze issues honestly based on his own ideology ... at least sometimes. And here, he and Begala just couldn't try to address the very proper criticism Stewart was throwing at them with any proper debate or comments other than that Stewart wasn't being funny?
The fact is all of the "debate" shows are political hackery. If Crossfire and Hannity and Colmes are doing the same issue with different guests, you will still hear the exact same arguments from either side using the exact same language because everybody has read his/her own talking points. It's entertaining, but it's not illuminating.
Stewart, as always, gave a brilliant satirical commentary on his appearance at the beginning of last night's Daily Show. To see the clip of James Carville (of all people) calling Stewart a "pompous ass" was far more jaw-dropping and foolish than anything Stewart said or did during his appearance. The sad part is, these pundits and "commentators" really don't see it, and until they do, nothing will change.
But then again, I'm on Day-quil here, so I'm probably just making all of this up.