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:
Margaret Wente wrote a remarkably ignorant column rhetorically asking, Why are bloggers male? Many others have debunked the premise of her column, which had absolutely no quantitative information in it whatsoever to back it up. But I’m wondering if it was deliberately stupid.
This could be a TV news item template – Breaking News: Some bullshit happening somewhere And as an additional bonus – How will the end of print journalism affect old loons who hoard newspapers? (h/t to @andrewmcintyre for the first item) Addendum If you liked the above, make sure you check out ‘How to report the […]
I tweeted the following on Friday: If you want to watch a great satirical mind whirring in real time, I’d recco @lizzwinstead #FF
The NYT’s Bruce Headlam — who bills himself as a Canadian, although I’ve never met him — offers this guide to what he purports to be his home and native land.
This amusing bit of satire by Brit Charlie Brooker, which takes aim at the conventions of TV news, was pointed to by multiple Twitter sources over the course of Thursday:
Some j-academics like an animation of how the Tiger Woods Escalade crash might have down — even if they agree it’s not journalism. But that’s not the really cool part.
Gawker posted this Taiwanese animation of the sequence of events behind the Escalade crash that changed the course of human history: (thanks, Michael!)
Actually, nothing new here. Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz takes pretty much the same tack I do.