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Jon Stewart: "Anybody with a Web site is part of the real media."

Jon StewartIs Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s Daily Show, comfortable as a member of the “real media”? asks the Sept. 17 issue of Entertainment Weekly (Pg. 11).

"In this day and age, anybody with a Web site is part of the real media,” says Stewart. “Media is so all-encompassing. But we’re not journalists, we’re comedians. … My colleagues are other fake news shows. Ted Koppel’s not my colleague."

What is Stewart’s take on his recent interview with John Kerry?

"It was a relatively mediocre talk-show experience,” he says. “Actually, that’s a great example of the limits of this program. People expected the show to create a ‘new paradigm of info-enter-propa-gainment!’ It ended up just being a comedian lamely making jokes to a presidential candidate who didn’t want to embarrass himself or appear stiff."

— via iWantMedia.com

Also, you might want to check out Jon’s new book, America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction

Posted on Sep 14, 2004 | 11:58 am EST

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Chris & Shayne, I agree with you how the web is reshaping the paradigm for news.  I loved Jon’s book and Crossfire appearance, and am currently making the rounds of blogs with my semi-serious Jon Stewart for President campaign.

Posted by: Ernest Prabhakar on Oct 25, 04 | 9:29 am EST

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