I’ve watched virtually every episode of The Daily Show for the past 7 years or so, but whenever host Jon Stewart releases a book (once every few years for the last few years), we’ve gotten the unique opportunity to see him go on press tours and talk frankly, not in character and without the faux-formality of his trademark Canali suit. Recently, he went on Larry King Live to share his thoughts on a variety of topics, including the firing of Rick Sanchez:
Should they have fired him? No. With the crap you guys have put on over the past 10 years? What, are you kidding me? Fire somebody if you don’t think they’re doing a good job as a news person. This whole idea…you know they fired a woman for tweeting something on her blog. They fired Sanchez for saying what he said. I think it’s absolute insanity.
Watch a few minutes from the interview below and read the transcript: