Video Evidence: Jon Stewart, 2005
Rarely does an interview result in the end of a show. In October of 2005, Stewart was slated to appear on Crossfire to promote his book, America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. As some of you may remember, the book was the last thing on his mind.
Instead, he used his time with Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala to savage their program. Stewart said, "[Crossfire] is hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably."
By January, CNN had pulled the plug on Crossfire after more than 20 years on the air. This was one of those rare instances where the interview was damning for the interviewer.