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Thank you and goodbye, Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart bade us farewell after more than 16 years of anchoring the Daily Show, which will carry on with new host Trevor Noah. Stewart left us with this salient piece of advice: The best defence against bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.

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Thu, August 6 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Thank you and goodbye, Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart’s exit interview with the Guardian

Jon Stewart, who will be departing as host of The Daily Show later this year, spoke with the Guardian (“Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show“) about why he’s leaving behind a job he loved for 16 years.

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Sat, April 18 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Jon Stewart’s exit interview with the Guardian

Jon Stewart to retire from ‘the Daily Show’

Jon Stewart, one of the foremost TV satirists and astute media critics of our time, will be leaving the anchor desk of the Daily Show later this year.

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Tue, February 10 2015 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Jon Stewart to retire from ‘the Daily Show’

Satirist Stewart touted as America’s new Edward R. Murrow

A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.

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Mon, December 27 2010 » Main Page, Media, politics » 6 Comments

‘Daily Show’ vs. Fox News

I don’t know what to think of Jon Stewart in his Daily Show¬†persona. Does he pick fights for ratings, because he’s a genuine warrior on the battlefield of public discourse, or a bit of both? This April 24 NYT article talks about his current head-butting with Fox News:

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Thu, April 29 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘Daily Show’ vs. Fox News

Jonno’s visit to the all-spin zone

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart paid a visit to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly last week. The NYT calls it the most direct attack on Fox ever broadcast on that conservative attack-dog news channel — er, at least the parts that weren’t edited for time.

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Mon, February 8 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Jonno’s visit to the all-spin zone

WaPo’s Howard Kurtz on the Jon Stewart/Most trusted meme

Actually, nothing new here. Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz takes pretty much the same tack I do.

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Tue, July 28 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on WaPo’s Howard Kurtz on the Jon Stewart/Most trusted meme

Enough with the ‘Jon Stewart/most trusted newscaster’ meme!!!

I can’t believe people who have more than a high-school education are citing some crappy Time.com online poll as evidence that Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now the most trusted newscaster in America.

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Sat, July 25 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Enough with the ‘Jon Stewart/most trusted newscaster’ meme!!!

A senior Canadian business journo’s mea culpa

The Toronto Star’s David Olive admits he and his fellow business journalists weren’t skeptical enough about the forces driving the real estate and stock market booms that preceded the drastic economic collapse we’re currently enduring. But I’m left without any sense as to how greater journalistic vigilance could have helped, except to encourage individual investors […]

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Mon, March 23 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A senior Canadian business journo’s mea culpa

Grow a pair, journos

Lawrence Martin calls for Canadian journalists to show some Jon Stewart-style outrage.

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Fri, March 20 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Grow a pair, journos