This morning on Howard Kurtz’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN, WaPo reporter Anne Kornblut, NewMajority.com editor David Frum, and Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune columnist, discussed the recent “smack-down” between Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show.” Here’s how part of the conversation went:
KURTZ: So, Anne Kornblut, I’m sure “The Daily Show” does selective editing for comedic purposes, but isn’t there a serious point here about who you describe protesters, depending on what the cause is?
KORNBLUT: Well, I guess so. I’m glad he has a new target besides Olbermann. There’s a new fight going on. Sure. I mean, look, we have to be — I think all of us here are careful about how we describe the protesters and giving them credence. They operate in a different universe. And certainly, I think, Jon Stewart’s goal in all of this is to be funny first and probably accurate first-ish.
Full segment below: