Jon Stewart is the First “Journalist” To Hold Tony Blair Accountable for His Iraq War Position (Video)

Watch the whole thing online (wasn’t aired on TV) and decide. Just because he has a new book out Stewart and The Daily Show are doing the job the American mainstream media should be doing:

26 Comments on "Jon Stewart is the First “Journalist” To Hold Tony Blair Accountable for His Iraq War Position (Video)"

  1. Handbagsatdawn | Sep 15, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    Are you aware that this content is censored in the UK? Every time a political story like this comes along eg bush drunk at olympics, generally current politicaly sensetive stories we cant watch the videos.

  2. Handbagsatdawn | Sep 15, 2010 at 5:44 am |

    Are you aware that this content is censored in the UK? Every time a political story like this comes along eg bush drunk at olympics, generally current politicaly sensetive stories we cant watch the videos.

    • gemmarama | Sep 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

      totally, i can’t see it either, bummer.

      i’m not sure if it’s censorship mind, i think it may be due to the fact that the episode will not be screened in the uk until a later date? i dunno, i’ve not had telly in like five years, so…

      • Does anyone get that this doesn’t matter at all. Is Comedy Central the avant garde? No. Stewart and Colbert may seem important compared to other mainstream US “news”, but what relevance does that have when they’re all playing to the same corporations?

    • stupocalypse | Sep 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm |

      Nah, it’s an issue with copyright and Comedy Central. We only get them as cable over here and they sell the rights to the Daily Show to Channel 4, therefore only they can display the content on the internet.

  3. its not censored, the daily show website only works in the u.s. the interview is on tonight

  4. its not censored, the daily show website only works in the u.s. the interview is on tonight

  5. This was awesome, I’m going to keep hoping his announcement is to run for president.

  6. This was awesome, I’m going to keep hoping his announcement is to run for president.

  7. I watched the so called interview. As usual, whenever Stewart has someone interesting on the show Stewart dominates the conversation. Stewart, this guy was the Prime Minister of England, don’t you think he would have had something to say? We already know your feelings.

  8. I watched the so called interview. As usual, whenever Stewart has someone interesting on the show Stewart dominates the conversation. Stewart, this guy was the Prime Minister of England, don’t you think he would have had something to say? We already know your feelings.

    • gemmarama | Sep 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

      britain, not england.

    • GoodDoktorBad | Sep 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

      Its actually meant to be comedy……ya know “Comedy Central”?

      Tony Blair is no comedian and John Stewart didn’t make a big enough fool of him for it to be very funny.

      So I guess it is “news” after all……..

      • That’s exactly the problem with both Stewart and Colbert as interviewers–they’re trying to do both things at once. They have important people on to talk about big issues, but then they feel the need to continually jump in with wise-cracks.

        It’s hard to watch.

  9. gemmarama | Sep 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm |

    britain, not england.

  10. gemmarama | Sep 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    totally, i can’t see it either, bummer.

    i’m not sure if it’s censorship mind, i think it may be due to the fact that the episode will not be screened in the uk until a later date? i dunno, i’ve not had telly in like five years, so…

  11. Gameboy6619 | Sep 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

    I agree with dana. I have a lot of respect for Jon for being the unofficial “watchdog” of the media, but as an interviewer, he sucks. He’ll ask a long-winded, rambling question, and before the interviewee barely has a few words out of his/her mouth, Jon jumps in again with his own opinions. C’mon Jon, shape up, you should be smarter than that.

  12. Gameboy6619 | Sep 15, 2010 at 1:37 pm |

    I agree with dana. I have a lot of respect for Jon for being the unofficial “watchdog” of the media, but as an interviewer, he sucks. He’ll ask a long-winded, rambling question, and before the interviewee barely has a few words out of his/her mouth, Jon jumps in again with his own opinions. C’mon Jon, shape up, you should be smarter than that.

  13. Anonymous | Sep 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm |

    i don’t know, i’m in berlin, yet a US chrome user.. i can see the video fine..

  14. i don’t know, i’m in berlin, yet a US chrome user.. i can see the video fine..

  15. Anonymous | Sep 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    Its actually meant to be comedy……ya know “Comedy Central”?

    Tony Blair is no comedian and John Stewart didn’t make a big enough fool of him for it to be very funny.

    So I guess it is “news” after all……..

  16. That’s exactly the problem with both Stewart and Colbert as interviewers–they’re trying to do both things at once. They have important people on to talk about big issues, but then they feel the need to continually jump in with wise-cracks.

    It’s hard to watch.

  17. Anonymous | Sep 16, 2010 at 1:15 am |

    Nah, it’s an issue with copyright and Comedy Central. We only get them as cable over here and they sell the rights to the Daily Show to Channel 4, therefore only they can display the content on the internet.

  18. Does anyone get that this doesn’t matter at all. Is Comedy Central the avant garde? No. Stewart and Colbert may seem important compared to other mainstream US “news”, but what relevance does that have when they’re all playing to the same corporations?

  19. well as an american i personally think tony blair is a great guy. he’s a true patriot for his nation and should be regarded and respected as a great human being.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/16/tony-blair-british-legion-donation

  20. well as an american i personally think tony blair is a great guy. he’s a true patriot for his nation and should be regarded and respected as a great human being.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/16/tony-blair-british-legion-donation

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