Media junkie Seth Mnookin showed up on Jon Stewart last night, pimping his apparently fabulous narrative account of the Jayson Blair disaster. Stewart seemed to take particular pleasure in a specific aspect of the book: downfall of Howell Raines. A man he dislikes so much, he doesn't even remember his name.
STEWART: [This scandal is really] the product of narcissism and arrogance of the leader of the NYT times... When you read a book [about this] you expect [Blair] to be the villian.. but [here] you get the sense that this Howard Raines character...
MNOOKIN: Or Howell, even
STEWART: Howell, whatever... is a dick. And I don't use that word lightly, I've only used it one other time on TV.