VIDEO: Here’s the time when Jon Stewart completely destroyed Tucker Carlson on CNN

Crossfire didn’t know what hit them. Back in October 2004, Jon Stewart was booked as a guest on the now defunct (although recently resurrected) CNN talk show, and the The Daily Show host brilliantly turned the tables on hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson, even turning their own audience against them.

Stewart, who set the tone by asking Carlson why he and Begala argue so much on the show, noted that he was hesitant to come on the program where the hosts representing the political left and right scream at each other.

“I felt that wasn’t fair, and I should come here and tell you that it’s not so much that it’s bad, as it’s hurting America,” Stewart told Carlson and Begala referring to Crossfire. “So I wanted to come here today and say . . . stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.”

The ax came down on Crossfire months after Jon Stewart effectively trolled the hosts, most notably Carlson.

Along with being the catalyst for the show’s demise, Stewart’s venomous appearance was the launching point that catapulted him to becoming the world’s most celebrated political satirist.

Watch the 2004 segment of CNN’s Crossfire in the video below:

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    March 10, 2014 at 6:17 am

    It’s clear that you are a iiberal. You’re trying to say make it seem that john stewart destroyed a conservative (the title of your post) when in reality he was destroying the basis of the show and the election. You’re part of the liberal media John stewart is talking about. You’re trying to prove that the right’s arguments are inferior (which they might be), but you do it without articulating the actual meaning of what he is saying. God I can’t stand bipartisanship. Get rid of party lines so that actual issues get discussed instead of just siding with un intelligent sided issues.

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