Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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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

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

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