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chevydriver1123
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: John Stewart places 4th in most trusted "journalist&quo Reply with quote
I dont know to either be sad that a comedian has gained the trust of more people than Dan Rather or laugh that a comedian is that high up on the scale than actual journalists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08.....ref=slogin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
And WHY???

Because the Mass Media..
News Organizations are BY FAR...
Skewed toward republican candidates and rhetoric
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Re: John Stewart places 4th in most trusted "journalist Reply with quote
chevydriver1123 wrote:
I dont know to either be sad that a comedian has gained the trust of more people than Dan Rather or laugh that a comedian is that high up on the scale than actual journalists.


I think it's because of the non-serious nature of what he does.

If a real journalist says that someone's an idiot and his ideas are stupid, he'll be called "biased" and "unprofessional", even if the accusations of incompetance are totally accurate.

If anyone criticizes jon stewart for that, his response is clear and inarguable - "this isn't news. we don't have sources or facts. it's all just for the laughs".

In that sense, a comedian is more free to tell the truth than a journalist.


You can see the attitude he takes on the bill oreilly show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTZB2VJQQxI
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