A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.
It’s now past my bedtime, but The A Daily Show and the Colbert Report are back on the air — sort of.
In a Reason article entitled Amusing Ourselves to Depth, San Francisco writer Greg Beato asks whether the Onion is America’s most intelligent newspaper (thanks, Kevin S.!).
The Colbert Report’s Stephen Colbert has created a mock campaign to end wrist violence after he broke his left one during a June taping. One U.S. anchor won’t join in.
Craig Newmark of craigslist fame held forth with a group of newspaper people. He was not encouraging.
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.
Wow: Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert, together on the Colbert Report. Who would have thought that would be so lame? Now, Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor was much spicier! Host Bill O’Reilly introduced the segment by saying: “… In the Culture War segment tonight, The Colbert Report, a very sucessful show on Comedy Central, that owes [...]
If nominated, Jon Stewart will not run. If elected, he will not serve. Hmm. But there’s no similar denial from Colbert. :)
The left-lib U.S. media is told-ya-so-ing about how Stephen Colbert savaged the Bush record as host of the White House Correspondents Dinner and got virtually no coverage as a result.
I was watching The Daily Show tonight, as is my habit, and as usual, it offered an amusing and thought-provoking insight, this time into the CBS memo-gate scandal. Jon Stewart’s riff on it wasn’t great, but Stephen Colbert’s piece was terrific — a not-so-thinly-veiled linkage between the Bush Administration’s myopic zeal in going to war in Iraq [...]