ACCOUNTABILITY WATCH…. Jon Stewart chatted with torture-memo author John Yoo on “The Daily Show” the other night, and for a variety of reasons, the interview didn’t go especially well. For all of his moral, ethical, legal, and professional failings, Yoo isn’t a fool, and he came prepared. Those hoping for a classic Stewart smackdown came away disappointed.
So, last night, we saw something unusual — we saw an interviewer express regret for failing to nail down a guest.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Intro – John Yoo Interview Reflections|
As Greg Mitchell wrote, “If only non-faux news anchors would do this.”
Exactly. I’m trying to imagine a situation in which, say, David Gregory or George Stephanopoulos appeared on the air and said, “You know, I probably wasn’t as prepared as I should have been to interview [fill in the blank]….”