"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)
posted by texasinafrica at 10/02/2007
Funny. Stewart himself has repeatedly answered this in the negative, calling his show the equivalent of an editorial cartoon--not a whole newspaper. But when as serious a journalist as Bill Moyers interviews Stewart, you've got to wonder.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 4:12:00 AM
maybe part of the question would be where people get their news and if they know that the news they are receiving is trustworthy...I mean, can you trust that the factual part of Stewart's newspiece, not the commentary, but the facts is at least as solid as the news from Fox?
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 7:48:00 AM
Well, that's what I said. This was in the middle of a conversation about the difference between opinion and fact. I decided he could use Stewart and Colbert as an additional (6th) source, so long as he could demonstrate that it's fact rather than commentary. I'll be sure to mention this as part of my teaching philosophy when I go on the job market.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:05:00 AM
I think you should hold a debate: which is a more reliable source of fact, Daily Show or Wikipedia.
Saturday, October 06, 2007 11:07:00 AM
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