BREAKING: TUCKERGATE TRANSCRIPT (I WOULD POST MORE ON O'REILLY BUT THE NEWS CYCLE MOVES REALLY FAST!!!)
This is where it starts to go downhill:
CARLSON: Right. But of the nine guys running, who do you think was best. Do you think he was the best, the most impressive?And Tucker probably should have told the transcript guys about Jon not being funny. . . because there an awful lot of "LAUGHTER" breaks for someone who wasn't very funny.
STEWART: I thought Al Sharpton was very impressive. I enjoyed his way of speaking. I think, oftentimes, the person that knows they can't win is allowed to speak the most freely, because, otherwise, shows with titles, such as CROSSFIRE.
STEWART: Or "HARDBALL" or "I'm Going to Kick Your Ass" or... Will jump on it. In many ways, it's funny. And I made a special effort to come on the show today, because I have privately, amongst my friends and also in occasional newspapers and television shows, mentioned this show as being bad.
BEGALA: We have noticed.
STEWART: And I wanted to -- I felt that that wasn't fair and I should come here and tell you that I don't -- it's not so much that it's bad, as it's hurting America.