New York Daily News, October 16, 2004:
John Stewart torches 'Crossfire' hosts
Stewart, who is promoting a new political-humor book, surprised the talk show mavens by being deadly serious. He went after "Crossfire" hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala for turning politics into cartoonish conflict instead of illuminating issues.The New York Times, January 6, 2005:
"What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery," Stewart said.
"I'm here to confront you. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably. ... It's hurting America," he said.
CNN Will Cancel 'Crossfire' and Cut Ties to Commentator
CNN has ended its relationship with the conservative commentator Tucker Carlson and will shortly cancel its long-running daily political discussion program, "Crossfire," the new president of CNN, Jonathan Klein, said last night.