Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Enough with the ‘Jon Stewart/most trusted newscaster’ meme!!!

I can’t believe people who have more than a high-school education are citing some crappy Time.com online poll as evidence that Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now the most trusted newscaster in America.

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Sat, July 25 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Enough with the ‘Jon Stewart/most trusted newscaster’ meme!!!

My one tenuous link to someone who’s been on ‘The Daily Show’

Someone I briefly worked with in Cambodia more than a decade ago was a Monday night guest on The Daily Show.

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Tue, June 9 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on My one tenuous link to someone who’s been on ‘The Daily Show’

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 on A senior Canadian business journo’s mea culpa

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 CTV.ca: 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 on A turning point in the War on Unfair Satire?

Snippets from a globeandmail.com 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 on Snippets from a globeandmail.com online q-and-a about newspapers

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 on Why Stewart vs. Cramer resonated

Stewart vs. Cramer

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 […]

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Fri, March 13 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Stewart vs. Cramer

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 on Dissecting CNBC’s hate-on for Obama

Meet Jon Stewart’s researcher

Globeandmail.com’s Mathew Ingram offers some morsels on The Daily Show’s Adam Chodikoff, who was recently profiled in Women’s Wear Daily:

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Wed, October 22 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Meet Jon Stewart’s researcher