Thursday, January 06, 2005

The power of Jon Stewart?

CNN announced yesterday that it wasn't renewing the contract of "Crossfire" co-host Tucker Carlson (famously called "a dick" by Jon Stewart when he was a guest on the show) and, as a result, "Crossfire" will probably end as well.

I remember my dad was a regular viewer of the show back when Michael Kinsley and Pat Buchanan were the "left" and "right" on "Crossfire," but that was a long time ago. As Stewart said while publicly scolding Carlson and Paul Begala, the show long ago deteriorated from intelligent discourse into grandstanding and shouting. But CNN probably killed "Crossfire" the day it was moved to 4:30 pm EST. Seriously, who's home to watch it then? (Well, besides lazy college students...)

Oh well, Carlson will probably land on his feet. Who doesn't love a guy with a bow-tie?