to criticize Stewart for what he said was his own hypocrisy. Specifically, Goldberg claimed Stewart allows liberals like Frank Rich to generalize without going after them.
"Jon, if you have an ounce of introspection, you may want to take this seriously," Goldberg said. "If you just want to be a funny man, who talks to an audience that will laugh at anything you say, that's okay with me, no problem. But if clearly you want to be a social commentator, more than just a comedian and if you want to be a good one, you better find some guts because even though you criticize liberals as well as conservatives, congratulations on that, when you had Frank Rich on your show, who generalizes all the time about conservatives and Republicans being bigots, you didn't ask him a single tough question. You gave him a lap dance. You practically had your tongue down his throat."
Goldberg warned Stewart that if he doesn't go after the left to the same degree that he goes after the right, "you are not nearly as edgy as you think you are. You are just a safe Jay Leno with a much smaller audience."Ouch. That's gotta hurt.