04/04/2005: Why I should pay more attention to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart....
via Studes at The Hardball Times, we get a transcription of Jon Stewart's taking responsibility (in the context of the Barry Bonds steroid controversy:
We're going to talk little bit about baseball. By way of an apology, Barry Bonds, star slugger for the San Francisco Giants, is having a bit of a rough offseason. He had surgery on his knee last week and as you know he's suspected of steroid use, which he's never actually denied, but a woman last week claiming that he was his mistress for nine years has just testified under oath that Barry said he had been taking steroids since 2000. So it's really starting to pile up on him and yesterday he held an impromptu press conference to take some accountability and put the blame for his troubles where it belonged.Priceless.
[Cut to Bonds]
Bonds: You guys wanted to hurt me badly enough. You finally got there.
Reporter off camera: You say you guys. Who do you mean?
Bonds (pointing): You. You. You. You. The media. Everybody
[Cut to Stewart, with eyes downcast and looking regretful] Sorry. And I am sorry. I do take responsibility. I do remember, this was years ago, when I saw Barry Bonds for the first time and I remember saying to him, "You're skinny. And very weak. You might want to do a little (mimes sticking a needle in his arm)." So I do take responsibility for convincing him to do steroids for a long, long time. And about having a mistress, again, I should never have begged him to f*** someone outside of his marriage.
Len on 04.04.05 @ 08:28 PM CST