A Daily Show: January 16, 2008
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and not Dennis Kucinich sat around a table and had a fun discussion. Same hand-holding may have been involved. The media has also been having fun, throwing around the phrase "the gloves are off" in reference to Clinton and Obama's fight for the top. Also, here's some other super-fun news: Wow, race is still a relevant issue? People are spreading false rumors on the Internet? How strange.
John Hodgman hasn't been on the show since its return, but he's been talking about this issue on his blog lately, occasionally punctuated by pictures of Jonathan Coulton paper doll. Give the posts a read if you've been missing the Resident Expert.
The night's guest was Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning and the latest guy to get his ass kicked by Jon Stewart. I think. Actually, I'm not really sure what happened there. Before the interview started, a post-interview Jon popped up and said that the interview ended up being 18 minutes, way too long for the provided window, so they had to make it "choppy as hell." Boy, was it choppy as hell. We felt the tension rapidly growing from the very beginning, but it made less and less sense with every moment. At one point, the interview suddenly cut to Jon shouting, "How is organic food fascist?!" Oh, it was glorious. I don't know this Goldberg guy and I have no idea what to make of this interview, so I'm just going to sit back and marvel at the entertaining non-sequitors.
Jon/Stephen: None. Wouldn't have had time anyway, I'm sure. Moment of Zen: No one can get a word in edgewise once Chris Matthews gets started on the World's Fair.