CNN's Campbell Brown was Jon Stewart's guest last night on The Daily Show, where the two talked about the trail Brown's blazed for herself working the middle ground between Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann as CNN's "No Bias, No Bullshit" anchor. Brown spoke of the "false equivalency" that's often practiced in journalism. "Our view is that when Candidate A says it's raining outside, and Candidate B says it's sunny, a journalist should be able to look outside and say, 'Well it's sunny, so one of these guys is wrong,'" she told Stewart. Brown and Stewart revisit a memorable example of this philosophy put into practice: Brown's on-air filleting of McCain flack Tucker Bounds. That incident apparently cost CNN's Larry King an interview with John McCain. But, then, that was before beating the snot out of Bounds on camera became the media's election year pastime.
Anyway, Campbell Brown's been doing some really great work (see links below) without receiving much fanfare, so one can only hope she stays on the path she's trod thus far.
At the top of the segment, Brown also confirmed the news that she is pregnant with her second child.
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