yesterday jon stewart blew it

he was trying to interview the guy who wrote the brief that allowed the bush administration to waterboard and etc. but the guy was so smooth and subtley eloquent that stewart couldnt do that gotcha journalism that everyone frets about.

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today he did something incredible. he admitted that he failed us as an interviewer. how rare is that.

truth of the matter is he underestimated his guest mr john yoo. the other truth is his yoo knew how stewart was going to attck and in return easily and gracefully took the question and returned serve in a way that neither denied nor objected to the question/statement and replied in a way that made you feel deceptively satisfied.

so not only was he the right guy to appear on the daily show, but he was definately the right guy to write a brief on why “enhanced” interrogations were kosher.

id read his book but now he frightens me with his slowball changeup hypnosis of persuasion.

the interview can be found on little green footballs.

3 thoughts on “yesterday jon stewart blew it

  1. Man. From my seat way up and back in the nosebleed section observing the political game I’ve sat and demonized Yoo for years. Maybe I still should, but deft handling of Stewart aside, he made a certain amount of sense. Or is that the hypnosis talking?

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