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Jon Stewart Is The Only Real Journalist In America

Oliver Willis: Stewart does what the mainstream media refuses to do as they play complicit lapdog for the Bush administration.
This post, written by Oliver Willis, originally appeared on Like Kryptonite To Stupid

Last week the mainstream media went wild with Kenneth Pollack and Michael O'Hanlon, describing them as anti-war when in fact Pollack wrote a book arguing in favor of invading Iraq and both are on record in favor of the surge. Nobody in the mainstream media seriously challenged this dominant theme:
*Purporting to document Pollack's evolving views on Iraq, CNN left out his original gung-ho Iraq "tune"
*CBS Evening News falsely described proponent of Iraq "surge" as former opponent of it
*Fox News Sunday is latest program to call Iraq invasion proponents "critics" of the war
But then on Monday night, on what is - theoretically - a "fake" news show hosted by a comedian, conservative pundit Bill Kristol tried to get away with the line about Pollack / O'Hanlon and Jon Stewart did what the mainstream media refuses to do time and time again as they roll over and play complicit lapdog for the Bush administration: He said nuh-uh. Jon Stewart does not have superpowers.
Oliver Willis is the blogmaster at Like Kryptonite To Stupid