Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable hosted "Advanced Advertising" on Dec. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. (Photos by Mark Reinertson)
The Jon Stewart/Fox News Throwdown, Week 2
As y’all have probably heard, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Fox News have been facing off ever since Stewart’s appearance on Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday on June 19.
Both sides seem to be having a great deal of fun taunting each other from across the cable television playground, and they’re drawing a crowd.
The blog/twittersphere is all a chatter, naturally. It’s pure entertainment, kinda like WWF wrestling - not taking it seriously, but having a lot of fun watching nevertheless.
Stewart also mocked conservative presidential candidate Herman Cain, who then complained in an interview with Fox News’ Juan Williams that Stewart doesn’t like him because he’s a “black conservative.”
Stewart took the throwdown to a new, ROTFL level last night. “CC rolls deep, yo!…your cup is about to runneth over…!” Stewart faux-ranted. And then he aired a series of clips, his best-of pokes at public figures of all stripes, from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Senator Chuck Shumer to George W. Bush.
Here’s another laugh-out-loud clip from last night’s show: in the wake of the Blagojevich verdict, “Senior Legal Analyst” John Oliver explains Illinois politics.