Jon Stewart who hosts the Daily Show at Comedy Central was on CNN's Crossfire last Friday, 15th October 2004. 2.6MB wmv clip
He took the hosts to task - calling them "partisan hacks" who "have a responsibility to the public discourse" but who "fail miserably."
The hosts splutter.
STEWART: "No, no, no, you're not too rough on them. You're part of their strategies. You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks." - from the CNN transcript.
He has been brewing this stew for along time. See the transcript of "Bill Moyers Interviews Jon Stewart," 11th Jul 2003.
CNN meanwhile, blinks. There is no attempt to distribute the clip as word spread through a frenzy of blogging. Instead, there is the standard "you can order the video" spiel which seems particularly lame.