Man, as weird and plasticky as the new studio feels, it certainly seems to have galvanized the hard-hitting interviewer side of Jon Stewart. I haven’t seen him tear someone apart the way he did Bernard Goldberg (author of “100 People Who Are Screwing Up America”) tonight in a long, long time. Goldberg’s book essentially blames the degradation of modern culture on Hollywood celebrities and every prominent liberal firebrand of the past ten years, and Stewart quite correctly pointed out that he’s attacking people with little or no actual power, and that people have been moaning about the destruction of cultural values forever without said destruction ever coming to pass. Definitely one of the best Daily Show episodes I’ve seen.
Plus, Stephen Colbert’s report on the hurricane media coverage was priceless.