Tuesday, August 24, 2004

John Kerry on "The Daily Show"

Holy Snikeys!

When I wrote last week that "If I was advising the Kerry campaign, I’d schedule him for Monday's show -- on the condition that Stewart rerun that bit about the SBVFT" (here and here) I didn't think that anyone in the Kerry camp was paying attention -- but apparently, they were!


Here's the 411 from WaPo:

"When John Kerry decided it was time to do his first national TV interview since the Swift boaters for Bush launched their attack on the senator's Vietnam War record, he did not choose CBS's "60 Minutes," ABC's "Nightline" or "NBC Nightly News."

Kerry picked Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," where he will appear tonight in an extended interview.

Now I bet you feel terrible that you dismissed as fools those TV critics who, back in July, collectively crowned "The Daily Show" the year's best news and information program. I know I do.

This marks the first time "The Daily Show" has bagged an actual presidential nominee. Which is not to say that "The Daily Show" lacks political heat. In 2000, vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman showed up, and this election, every one of the 10 Democratic hopefuls except Kerry appeared on the show before the party's convention last month. John Edwards actually announced his intention to run for president on the show, and Carol Moseley Braun dropped out of the race the very next day after appearing on Jon Stewart's program.

In fact, Stewart's show has so much buzz during this election, it's annoying some of the traditional TV newsies . . ."

Seriously: Kerry on Comedy Central
By Lisa de Moraes
Washington Post, Tuesday, August 24, 2004; Page C01

Posted at 02:53 PM in Humor, Politics | Permalink


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Seriously though, Kerry on the Daily show rocked my world!! Barry, maybe you should segway into campaign strategy.

Posted by: Beverly | Aug 25, 2004 5:16:26 PM

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