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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