How do I know such a thing? Well, he totally slammed the asshats on CNN's Crossfire in perhaps one of the best moments in media ever. (Okay, I'm exaggerating just a teeny bit.)
Television Without Pity's thread on The Daily Show has some fascinating details (people who were there when Jon was on describe what was going on during commerical breaks and after Jon's segments ended), and transcripts (which are also up at cnn dot com) and video. This link will take you to the page where video of the best smackdown evah is in full display.
You know you want to click it.
Damn, Jon's hot. Not because he's attractive (oh, he is, but not only for that), or because he's smart (dude is smart, y'all), or he's mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.
No, he's hot because he smacked down the political hackery that is a so-called 'debate' show like Crossfire and called them what they are: theater. A performance.
Oh. So this is what it feels like...when asshats get fried.
(The Bill O'Reilly OMG SCANDAL!!!111? I don't even have to gleefully chuckle over that asshole getting revealed for the total scuzz that he is. You know why? Because I don't have the time right now.)
The above comment thus seals my eternal love to Jon. Because...oh god, yes, he ownz Carlson's smug ass. Dayumn.
And then I went to see Lewis Black on his "Rules of Engagement" Tour which stopped at my campus. And he was fucking awesome.
He swore a lot, was brilliant, torn into the insanity that has been our country in the past year, and dude, he was fantastic.
And it was like, the best day ever.