Thursday :: Aug 26, 2004

The Joke Is On The Media


by larre

Sometimes it takes a concerned neighbor to gently point out your dog is acting nuts.

The Toronto Globe and Mail in reviewing John Kerry's appearance on The Daily Show observes:

The "most bizarre part of this entire thing" is his need to appear on a spoof of the news to answer serious charges against him and get his message out. That tells you something about the insanity that has gripped the American media. Imagine if the leader of a Canadian political party decided, in the middle of an election campaign, to ignore Peter Mansbridge, Lloyd Robertson and Kevin Newman, and only do an appearance on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Kerry needed to appear on The Daily Show because the American media itself has become ridiculous and he needs the endorsement of the jokers, not political pundits. The cable news shows that Jon Stewart mocks have become absurdly partisan. The print press is going through a period of self-flagellation as newspaper after newspaper apologizes and backtracks on its initial coverage of the need to go to war with Iraq.

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I get it. I heartily agree with it. But can anyone explain where one can see/hear "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"?

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