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October 13, 2007

The Greatest Media Critic In American History

Howard Kurtz:

The people who own the networks may be conservative, but they don't run the news coverage (although they can influence it indirectly through budgets and the like).

I also hear the people who own General Motors don't run the car factories, although they can influence them indirectly.

Posted at October 13, 2007 07:18 PM | TrackBack

I don't usually watch the interviews on the Daily Show, but I'm glad I kept the sound on for Howie's. His shallowness and obtuseness was on full display, more and more as Stewart made to-the-point objections to his vapid, unfunny one-liners.

Although some commenters concluded he was so stupid he didn't even know what was happening to him, at the very end I thought I could see in his eyes the awareness that he'd lost the audience, which was stonily silent. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.

Posted by: Nell at October 13, 2007 10:28 PM

Jon Stewart's a damn good interviewer. He seems to have actually read the books whose authors he grills. I avoid his hollywood-hype crap, cuz it's just so fucking banal to begin with. But on the topical books/authors he does a very good job, imho...

Posted by: konopelli/wgg at October 14, 2007 11:55 AM