Canadia Gets it Right

The Globe and Mail is running and article on the failure of the American “mainstream” media to maintain its integrity. The description of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show is particularly amusing (though not entirely redundant, given that the paper’s main audience is Canadian, not American), but the best part of the article is this:

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.

There is no longer a mainstream media in the United States. Every outlet postures and preens. Comedy is now as important as political commentary. Only the jokers have integrity.

That’s not a typo in the headline, by the way. You Michiganders and other Midwest folk will get it.

posted by Chris on 26 August 2004 at 1341 in politix


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