Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

The return of Stewart and Colbert

It’s now past my bedtime, but The A Daily Show and the Colbert Report are back on the air — sort of.

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Wed, January 9 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The return of Stewart and Colbert

Why don’t more news outlets use ‘The Onion’ for inspiration?

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.!).

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Mon, October 22 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Why don’t more news outlets use ‘The Onion’ for inspiration?

Two more years of Jonno!

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.

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Fri, October 19 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Two more years of Jonno!

Fox gives real axe to fake news show

From the NYT: Anyone looking for evidence that liberals are funnier than conservatives might be tempted to point to the demise of Fox News Channel’s “1/2 Hour News Hour,” the network’s answer to left-wing news parodies like “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.

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Mon, August 20 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Fox gives real axe to fake news show

Harper’s reporter fires back at critics of his sting

Ken Silverstein posed as the representative of a London-based energy company with interests in Turkmenistan that wanted to buff the image of the former cult-of-personality state. He found Washington lobbyists tripping over themselves to represent the corrupt petrocracy. After Harper’s magazine published the story, there were no shortage of MSM critics tut-tutting about Silverstein’s tactic. […]

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Tue, July 3 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Harper’s reporter fires back at critics of his sting

‘What the mainstream media can learn from Jon Stewart’

The key recommendations? Be bold and cut through the fog of spin.

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Mon, July 2 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on ‘What the mainstream media can learn from Jon Stewart’

Run a printing press to deliver news? Hoo boy, you’re screwed

Craig Newmark of craigslist fame held forth with a group of newspaper people. He was not encouraging.

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Tue, May 8 2007 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Run a printing press to deliver news? Hoo boy, you’re screwed

Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart

Find the transcript here. And here’s a preview post.

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Wed, May 2 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart

Moyers to yak with Jon Stewart

Got cable? Then watch PBS at 9 p.m. EDT today for Bill Moyers’ Journal. Jonno will be on!

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Fri, April 27 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Moyers to yak with Jon Stewart

Fake news show watchers the most informed: poll

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.

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Mon, April 16 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Fake news show watchers the most informed: poll