Thursday, January 17, 2008
First I'm a Communist, now I'm a Fascist...I'm so confused!!!
By E&P Staff Published:
January 16, 2008 12:15 AM ET updated 4:00 PM
NEW YORK Columnist Jonah Goldberg stopped by Comedy Central's "Daily Show" on Wednesday night to tout his provocative new book, "Liberal Fascism." Jon Stewart clearly didn't buy the premise, asking at one point in exasperation, "Organic food is fascist???" and "I must say you are unbelieavably misrepresenting" what the Progressive era was all about.
Most touchy moment for Jonah came when Stewart asked him if one of the things he was against was people throwing around the charge "fascism" far too easily. Jonah said yes, then Stewart picked up a copy of the book and simply pointed to the title, "Liberal Fascism" -- adding, so why are you doing this? Goldberg got angry at one point and accused Stewart of not reading his book.