English 102 2004 broadcast of CNN's old "Crossfire" program Assignment


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The clip above is from a 2004 broadcast of CNN's old "Crossfire" program, when George Bush was running for re-election against John Kerry. On this particular program, the hosts have invited comedian Jon Stewart as their guest. As you will note after watching the clip, they get more than they expected (or probably wanted)! After you watch the clip, please take a moment to answer the following four questions:

  1. What are the main arguments on both sides (Carlson and Begala vs. Stewart)?
  2. With whom do you agree and why?
  3. In your view, what issues does this highlight regarding how we do journalism in this country?
  4. What other main issues do you think journalism faces today?

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1. What are the main arguments on both sides?
The main point of argument of this crossfire show discussion is about the role of media in the
National American politics where Jon Stewart tells off his crossfire show hosts (Carlson and
Begala) of doing Americans no good by using their platform which holds a lot of reputation not to
represent the views of the people but to serve and help the politicians in their campaign
strategies. When things became too hot for them to handle, Carlson and Begala retaliate by
comparing there show and Jon’s comedy show. Jon addresses the need for collaboration of the
media to help have the Americans interest when it comes to politics because at the end of the day
it’s the ordinary citizens that will suffer from the wrath of the ab...

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