Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Why Stewart vs. Cramer resonated

Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown dissects why Jon Stewart’s epic takedown of financial pundit Jim Cramer resonated.

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Sat, March 14 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Stewart vs. Cramer

From AP via CTV.ca: Jon Stewart hammered Jim Cramer and his network, CNBC, in their anticipated face-off on “The Daily Show,” repeatedly chastising the “Mad Money” host for putting entertainment above journalism. “I understand that you want to make finance entertaining, but it’s not a … game,” Stewart told Cramer, adding in an expletive during […]

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Fri, March 13 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Dissecting CNBC’s hate-on for Obama

Daily Show host Jon Stewart has had a running battle with U.S. financial network CNBC for the past week. Salon’s Gabriel Winant tuned in to the network to see what the fuss was about. He left with his head spinning.

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Wed, March 11 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The return of Stewart and Colbert

It’s now past my bedtime, but The A Daily Show and the Colbert Report are back on the air — sort of.

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Wed, January 9 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Two more years of Jonno!

Jon Stewart has signed a two-year extension as host of The Daily Show. TDL now has its own website with all show video dating back to 1999.

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Fri, October 19 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

‘What the mainstream media can learn from Jon Stewart’

The key recommendations? Be bold and cut through the fog of spin.

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Mon, July 2 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Run a printing press to deliver news? Hoo boy, you’re screwed

Craig Newmark of craigslist fame held forth with a group of newspaper people. He was not encouraging.

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Tue, May 8 2007 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off

Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart

Find the transcript here. And here’s a preview post.

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Wed, May 2 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Moyers to yak with Jon Stewart

Got cable? Then watch PBS at 9 p.m. EDT today for Bill Moyers’ Journal. Jonno will be on!

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Fri, April 27 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Fake news show watchers the most informed: poll

From the NYT: Americans may have more news outlets today than two decades ago, but they still don’t know much more about current events than they did then, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

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Mon, April 16 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off