If The Emmys Didn’t Suck

What if the Emmys were handed out based on the quality of the nominated shows, rather than (apparently) based on what was really popular two years ago? Well, then, they’d be the Television Critics Association Awards, which were dispensed this past weekend. The big winners were NBC’s Boomtown, which didn’t rate a nomination from the Emmy folks, and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, host of the satirical Daily Show, which has been frequently cited by critics as virtually the only “news” outlet willing to be openly critical of American foreign policy since the 9/11 attacks.