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Jon Stewart: The last journalist?

At Popdose, Dw. Dunphy uses the Daily Show transition as a launching point for a sharp critique of the profit-driven cowardly news media, obsessed with landing big interviews rather than doing anything constructive with them: In the messed-up, funhouse world of news … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart calls out financial journalists’ alternate reality … again

Between this story (CNBC bears the brunt here) and today’s Wall Street Journal lead story roughly equating “Hmm, maybe we should delay penalties on people signing up for health care if the site’s still not working” with “DEMS BACK AWAY … Continue reading

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Former Daily Show producer: Enemies aren’t that bad

The weakest bits on The Daily Show, dating back to the Craig Kilborn days, are the “let’s go out and have an embarrassing conversation with a weirdo!” segments. The best of those segments come about when the subject is smart enough … Continue reading

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PolitiFact falls into the “both sides = objectivity” trap

Re: PolitiFact Rhode Island | Comic Jon Stewart says Congress met most Christmas Days in its early years. PolitiFact Rhode Island gives this a “Pants on Fire,” a rating usually reserved for blatant, malicious falsehoods that fly in the face … Continue reading

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Piling on! Oh no!

We can’t really expect news organizations to investigate their own companies on the air. It’s a conflict of interest, surely. But it’s also a conflict of interest to go on the defensive, particularly when you’re so obviously glossing over facts … Continue reading

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Have bloggers surpassed traditional journalists?

It’s a stupid question on many counts. Some “bloggers” in this post are actually professional advocates. Others are semi-pros who aren’t about to quit their day jobs but are getting money to drive traffic. But however you define them, these … Continue reading

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