The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 12 Episode 124

Chris Matthews

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Oct 02, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Tonight, author of the new book Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success and host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on Senator John McCain's attempt to pander to the religious right by defining his ideal president as being only a Christian in a segment called "Is That Really Necessary?" Next, Jon dives into the judicial branch of government as the Supreme Court begins another term in session. Justice Clarence Thomas took the occasion to release his new book where he states his loathing for liberals in a segment called "Here Comes the Grudge". Senior Legal Analyst Jason Jones discusses Thomas' partisan rage and how that might effect his impartiality, along with the pubic hair/Coke can/Anita Hill incident (otherwise known as the "furry pop top"). Finally, Jon looks at the media's use of experts to report on news that hasn't happened in a segment called "The Daily Show's Specularium". Jon assembles his group of experts including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, & Rob Riggle. Tonight's predicitions: 1.) Will John McCain drop out of the presidential race? 2.) A review of past predictions on the Iraq War with mustache-sporting Aasif Mandvi and Rob Riggle in a feature called "Mark My Words", & 3.) The groups predictions on the future in a feature called "I hate to speculate, but..."moreless

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  • Jon lays it on big time trashing Chris Matthews book.

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    First of all, I'm a politics junkie and am a big fan of Chris Matthews. I find his show very informative and him to be very tough on his guests. I've never read his book nor plan to in the immediate future, so I don't know personally if his book sucks or not. With that being said, I thought Jon's interview with Chris to be hilarious. Jon really hated his book and layed his opinion all out for Chris. I've never seen Jon trash a guests promotional reason for coming on the show, not that I didn't mind, I thought it was funny as hell. When Jon hates something, he really has to say something about it and right to his guests face. Like with the McCain interview. It got so tense that Chris Matthews grabbed his book from Jon's hands during the interview like it was a gun pointed at him. Even when they shook hands at the end, Chris snapped his hand back away from Jon, ready to make a run for the bathroom to cool off. He really pissed off Chris and I don't think I've ever seen him that flustered. All in all, funny episode and hilarious interview.moreless
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Jason Jones

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Aasif Mandvi

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    • (referring to John McCain's attempt to curry favor with the religious right)
      Jon Stewart: Is that really necessary? Where does this end? Stigmata? It's not working. You know why? The religious right are smarter than that. The truth is, your fundamentality unfundamental. They smell the rationality. You can't just say, "Christians good. Me Christian good." You have to say things in a way that makes it seem like you and they have a secret. Like this...
      George W. Bush: (clip) There is power, wonder-working power, in the goodness and idealism and faith of the American people.

    • Jon Stewart: Let's go judicial. Yesterday, the first Monday in October, opening day of the Supreme Court, smell of the robes, the bang of the gavel, this could finally be the year everything is ruled unconstitutional.

    • Rob Riggle: It's inevitable Jon. What you call "Mess O'Potamia", the rest of the world will soon know as a joyful candy coated Shangri-La where cute woodland animals sing madrigals in four-part harmony and unicorns dispense vitamin water from their teets.

    • Chris Matthews: Can you come on Hardball?
      Jon Stewart: You know what? Can I say this? I don't troll.
      Chris Matthews: [laughs loudly] You are unbelievable. This is the book interview from hell.
      Jon Stewart: No, this is good.
      Chris Matthews: This is the worst interview I've ever had in my life.
      Jon Stewart: No, this is good.
      Chris Matthews: This is the worst.
      Jon Stewart: No.
      Chris Matthews: You are the worst. I thought you were so big.
      Jon Stewart: I read this.
      Chris Matthews: [grabs book back from Jon] I thought you were so big, you aren't afraid of me.
      Jon Stewart: I'm not.
      Chris Matthews: You're so big and you're afraid of this book.
      Jon Stewart: No.
      Chris Matthews: This book scares you.
      Jon Stewart: It doesn't scare me.
      Chris Matthews: There's something in here that you fear.
      Jon Stewart: There is something in there that I fear, like fascism.
      Chris Matthews: [laughs loudly]

    • Chris Matthews: Can I tell a story?
      Jon Stewart: You can . . . it'll be edited out.

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