The news and Stewart/Colbert

The news and Stewart/Colbert

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Getting it and not getting it: briefly discussed at TPM Cafe

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alek

I wasn't there Craig, but I'm real curious what you said and/or intent was.
I.e. you are quoted along the lines of "that Stewart provided a valuable service by juxtaposing video clips of lobbyists and other public officials giving contradicting statements at different times."
Now sure, Stewart/Colbert yuck it up a bit (and are pretty darn funny) … but I took the above more as another "push" from you for more investigative reporting into how (NOT!) "truthful" politicians are.
But the way the headline reads "Craigslist founder: Be more like Colbert" might imply to many people that you meant the news/media should focus more on being funny.
BTW, Steward/Colbert are also darn smart and cut to the chase in their interviews … another area where I think the news/media can learn from 'em and improve.

H Freeman

Funny, I was just thinking this morning about how difficult it is to just get THE FACTS anymore. Don't get me wrong — I'm a junkie for analysis and punditry (?) — but sometimes it's refreshing to just get the news without it being filtered and tilted. Do they even teach this in journalism school? I would like to see the opposite of what you're promoting, Craig; I want newspapers (or somebody) to be experts in reportage, and let ME decide what it means.

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