The main man of mainstream media, Brian Williams, claims that Jon Stewart has changed MSM.

The old arc of a news story went like this: News happens. Media cover news. Audience reacts, then turns in for the night. For the past several years, however, there’s been another step added to the end of the process: being held to account for our faults by a comedy show with a sharp eye and a sharp tongue. How did we live without it?

His latest – an interview with Lou Dobbs – was wonderful, especially if you watch the entire interview, only a portion of which appeared on TV.  Stewart is not only funny.  He is smart and articulate.  Dobbs can’t keep up.  I doubt few media mavens could.

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Last Modified: November 19, 2009