The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 10 Episode 86

Bernard Goldberg

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jul 13, 2005 on Comedy Central
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Bernard Goldberg
TONIGHT: Author of "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America," Bernard Goldberg! Plus Stephen Colbert reports on Network Storm Tracker Coverage.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Awesome interviewing!

    This was a great episode of The Daily Show. Stewart's interview with Bernard Goldberg was honest and straightforward. Stewart was not afraid to speak his mind in front of a clearly far right winged guest, and he was also honest when he said he wished the audience wasn't cheering all of his arguments to Goldberg's points. The episode made me interested in Goldberg's book, so I looked at it at the book store, and I'm still confused as to why Barbara Stisand is ruining America. This is yet another example of The Daily Show's humorous and honest interviewing. Stewart shows he is a strong host with integrity.moreless
  • An interesting interview.

    I watch The Daily Show for the news value, especially the American news from a liberal (or is that Liberal?) viewpoint. The quasi-humourous news segments can sometimes be informative, and the guests are usually interesting.

    This particular episode however, with Bernard Goldberg, author of "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America" was unusual for Stewart, I thought. Quite often, Stewart doesn't really involve himself in an actual interview with the guest. And, depending on the guest, he sometimes just kids around for the length of the interview -- Wil Farrel was a prime example of that. And that's fine...

    But here, Stewart actually engaged the guest in a debate about the people chosen by the author as "screwing up America", and the bias that the author showed in chosing liberals/democrats and leaving out conservative/republicans. I was surprised, because I can't remember when Stewart's done this before (granted, I haven't really been watching all that long, but still), and he proved to be an effective interviewer. He maintained a friendly tone while pointing out unfair biases, and even joked during the interview, and admitted that he knew he was hard to talk to (this after interrupting the guest.)

    This was definitely one of the higher-quality Daily Shows.moreless
  • Excellent episode

    Yes, this episode was exactly why I watch this show. One of Jon\'s best interviews. It was an interesting debate and Jon did a wonderful job of keeping the guest on track and keeping the interview friendly and funny while still debating the issue expertly. I think that the Daily Show is at it\'s best when they have guests who Jon can play off of, intellegent and articulate. Though Jon Stewart does a good job of making almost all of his guests look good with his interview skills. The episode also included a very funny piece which showed off Steven Colberts great acting talents.moreless

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