The Corner

Jon Stewart Vs. Crossfire

I’m not sure who to root for. Crossfire is a miserable show. (It was worse for the country when it was better, because it was a trendsetter for the style of contemporary politics.) Stewart was funny–but disingenuous in falling back on hey-I’m-just-an-entertainer. He pretty clearly regards himself as more than that, doesn’t he?

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.