A common thread in media bias criticism — the fine line between news and entertainment, objectivity vs. subjectivity — reared its head in Chris Wallace’s interview with Jon Stewart over the weekend. Their discussion quickly became testy when the Fox News Sunday host questioned Stewart on his on-going criticism of Fox News. Stewart was sooo not having it:
“Here is the difference between you and I. I’m a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there’s no question about that,” Stewart shot back. He also called Wallace “insane” for suggesting he’s trying to make some larger political statement or push an agenda.
msnbc host Rachel Maddow also debated the issue with the Comedy Central host in a lengthy interview. She’ll be on the show tonight at 8pm ET to discuss.