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.
From AP via CTV.ca: Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, called comedian Jon Stewart’s attacks on business network CNBC “incredibly unfair.”
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:
Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown dissects why Jon Stewart’s epic takedown of financial pundit Jim Cramer resonated.
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 […]
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.
It’s now past my bedtime, but The A Daily Show and the Colbert Report are back on the air — sort of.
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.
The key recommendations? Be bold and cut through the fog of spin.
Craig Newmark of craigslist fame held forth with a group of newspaper people. He was not encouraging.