Tuesday, December 07, 2004

He stands to profit handsomely from it

In case you missed the memo, Jon Stewart is the man. The Daily Show's host serves up some of the best comedy -- and, oddly enough, some of the best reporting -- on television. He memorably berated CNN's loudmouth, bowtie-wearing commentator Tucker Carlson on Crossfire a couple of months ago. And now, Stewart is an award-winning author.

Publishers Weekly announced Monday that Stewart's America (The Book) has been named Book of the Year. The magazine commended the faux textbook as "a serious critique of the two-party system, the corporations that finance it and the 'spineless cowards in the press.'" Plus, from what I've managed to read of this satire, it's brilliant and funny as hell.

Read America (The Book). Watch The Daily Show. Do your part to keep a comedic genius off the street.

2 Comments:

Blogger W.C.G. said...

You had to petition your audience to watch the Daily Show?

Sheeeet, what's next, Red State Diaries imploring me to drink beer?

Preachin' to the choir, my friend!

1:46 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Heh. The readership is more diverse than you might expect, even though a lot of them are too shy ever to leave a comment.

But on a more important note, drink up. Since you're in Athens now, you can probably do it legally on a Sunday, too, even if it is immoral and all. Just don't let your friendly neighborhood reactionary fundamentalist councilman in on the secret.

3:14 AM  

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