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Brian Williams vs. Jon Stewart

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by finishthehat, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I'm not sure the "confrontation" was as sincere as the Times seems to think, but at any rate there's some pretty good back-and-forth here.

    (As always, sorry for any d-b-ness.)

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I didn't see it, but these two are usually as friendly as they get.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Based on what I just watched, they were clearly joking around.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, every time Williams has been on The Daily Show, there's been that feigned hostility between the two, with Williams acting like the smug "real" newsman and Stewart the frat boy jokester. It's all part of the act ...
  5. chilidog75

    chilidog75 Member

    It's a good act, too.
    Williams is great on that show.
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    If you see Brian Williams on any show, you know he's kidding around. It makes him seem more human without being over the top. Good work!
  7. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    The NYT person who blogged this item and posted the video needs to get out more and buy a sense of humor. Jeeeez.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think there is respect between the two of them - I saw it and enjoyed it. Certainly, Brian Williams is not Jim Cramer. He raises Stewart's game.
  9. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    no shit!
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member


    has this guy NEVER seen the show before? or NEVER seen williams in a comedy setting?
  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    The deadpan on the Carrot Top line was so strong. Love Brian Williams. Great back and forth.
  12. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    I believe that was Williams' 15th appearance on the show. Every time I've seen him on it, the two go back and forth like they did in this clip. It was hilarious. That's how those two roll. It makes for good TV.
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