All tuckered out.

Thu Jan 6 21:13:52 2005 EDT (-0400 GMT)

No more CNN crossfire! Too bad I don’t have a catagory called ‘Ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead’, because this one fallls under that one!

Tucker CarlsonCNN’s cross fire has been cancelled, well they fired Tuker Carlson after testing him out behind the news desk all last week. As John Stewart of The Daily Show likes to point out; Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala are both Republican and Democratic hacks that bring no meaningful thought to the debate show. John Stewart famously appearedon Crossfire last fall to tell them ‘to stop’.

The other hosts were the scary-southerner James Carville and the other Republican contributer Bob Novak, who (using Stewart’s words) is a duche bag.

Bob Novak. Not only is Novak generally against rights, he also leaked the identity of a CIA agent to the press to attack her husband politically. That’s right, On July 14, 2003, Robert Novak revealed the name of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame in print after a White House tip. Plame’s husband, former US Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV, had publicly challenged President Bush’s claim that Iraq had tried to buy uranium ore from Africa. Bobbie Novak, from those security minded Republicans, exposed an undercover agent because her husband exposed a fact that contradicted the Republican’s made-up reality. Learn more at BustBob.com or from this article at the Pittsburgh Review.

The Globe and Mail article announcing this quotes Jonathan Klein, chief executive officer of CNN’s, in saying “I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp,” adding “I doubt that when the President sits down with his advisers they scream at him to bring him up to date on all of the issues,” he said. “I don’t know why we don’t treat the audience with the same respect.”

I can’t wait to see the Daily Show at 11:00 tonight on Comedy (12:05 on CTV) to see what Mr. Stewart has to say.

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