I just watched Jon Stewart’s interview with financial analyst Jim Cramer. Wow. I’ve seen few as devastating. The US news networks are obviously notorious for their inability to ask tough questions, and plenty has been written about Comedy Central, of all people, stepping up to the mark, but I can’t think of a UK presenter who could match that. A theoretical Jeremy Paxman might pull it off, but in practice he seems hung up on hypocrisy and minor contradictions more than the bigger picture.
I’m also pleased to see The Daily Show sticking it to the countless commentators who predicted its death in the post-Bush era. What else would I watch over lunch?