Friday, June 12, 2009

The Daily Show and The New York Times

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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Very funny segment by The Daily Show and its visit to The New York Times, and now a long of discussion of whether it was (1) a good idea, or (2) a great idea, or (3) the worst idea ever, to let the show into the hallowed building.

Obviously, good idea. And I side with those who argue that the big with Jason Jones picking up a landline phone -- "I'm a reporter from the '80s, makin' sure everything's factual; oh, you guys are like a walking Colonial Williamsburg" -- says something positive about journalists who actually check stuff before they go with it, who try to get (borrowed phrase) the "best obtainable version of the truth."

Anyway, it's a funny episode. Watch, and enjoy. And then go read the Times.

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