Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Jon Stewart really was unfair (?!?!)

The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen believes that Jon Stewart’s run at CNBC was unfair. However, there is a certain Swiss-cheesy quality to his argument.

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Thu, March 19 2009 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

A turning point in the War on Unfair Satire?

From AP via Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, called comedian Jon Stewart’s attacks on business network CNBC “incredibly unfair.”

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Thu, March 19 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Snippets from a online q-and-a about newspapers

Globe and Mail deputy editor Sylvia Stead and media reporter Grant Robertson made themselves available for an online chat on Tuesday. Some excerpts and observations:

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Wed, March 18 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

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 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. TDS 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