January 12, 2005

Annals of Modern Culture Department

As it turns out, an important moment in the annals of modern culture may have occurred when Jon Stewart of Comedy Central went on CNN's "Crossfire" last October and decided to be serious.

From a New York Times masthead of a couple days back.

An "important moment in the annals of modern culture"? Heh. Sad, sad times we dwell in. Would that the NYT's unintentional hilarity been meant intentionally. Alas, they were deadly serious.

Posted by Gregory at January 12, 2005 05:55 AM
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OK, so the tone and wording was, ahem, a tad over the top, but I'm still glad Stewart did it. Sure others have said it, it's widely discussed in the blogosphere, but Stewart has pretty good visibility these days and maybe, just maybe, got a few people out in the public to actually think about the issue. But I gather you were referring more to the Times' take than the event...

Posted by: TG at January 12, 2005 07:39 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink

It's not the NYT's fault - what they are pointing out is that it took a comedian to say what many knew to be true.

IMHO, the best mass-media political analysis for the past couple of years has been on The Daily Show.

Posted by: Barry at January 12, 2005 07:57 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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