BOW TO THE SENSEI: Krauthammer SCHOOLS Jon Stewart … and Stewart Backs Down

Published on October 25, 2013

On Wednesday’s edition of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer faced off against left-leaning show anchor Jon Stewart on conservative ideology and the way it is presented.

In this rare appearance on Stewart’s program, Krauthammer was promoting his new book, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics,” and explained how in working on the book he realized when he had made the transformation from liberal to conservative.

STEWART: Thirty years — do you ever look back on some of these writings and think, ‘What was I thinking?’
KRAUTHAMMER: It’s worse than that. The worst part of writing the book was going all the way back and reading the million words I’d written. By the end of this process I was near suicidal. I couldn’t believe I had written some of that stuff.
STEWART: So, what has the growth process been like?
KRAUTHAMMER:  The growth process? Well, I was once a liberal.
STEWART: So the early writings showed hope?
KRAUTHAMMER: And then came change.

Stewart went on to challenge Krauthammer on conservative ideology. According to “The Daily Show” anchor, conservatives can easily prove their arguments against government by being impediments to successful government, which he suggested was going on now with the likes of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

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