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E&P Goes After Jonah

The editor of Editor & Publisher, Greg Mitchell, on Jonah’s Daily Show appearance:

Enjoyable Daily Show tonight with Jon going after buffoonish Jonah Goldberg and his book Liberal Fascism. Highlights from Jon included: “Organic food is fascist???” and “I must say you totally misrepresent what progressive means.” Apparently the taping went on so long, and with so many nuggets, that (as Stewart had warned) some of it had to be aired in choppy sound bites. It could have been called, “The Goldberg Variations.”
Most humiliating moment for Jonah came when Stewart asked him if one of the things he was against was people throwing around the charge “fascism” far too easily. Jonah said yes, then Stewart picked up a copy of the book and simply pointed to the title, Liberal Fascism — adding, so why are you doing this?
Goldberg got angry at one point and accused Stewart of not reading his book. You expected Stewart to reply, “This piece of trash? No way,” but somehow he refrained.

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