Ever since CNN hired the occasionally foul-mouthed Red State blogger Erick Erickson, the left's been livid. He's a staunch conservative whose inhibitions don't stop him from, say, "spitting" on Ted Kennedy's grave. This week, Jon Stewart waded into the debate, not to pick on Erickson but to attack CNN (whose ratings, by the way, are tanking).

"Only CNN could hire a guy whose entire resume is incendiary partisan rhetoric and then act like that's the part of him they don't like. CNN's like the guy at the strip club who says 'I'm going to hang out but I'm not getting a lap dance—I'm here for the buffet.'"