Is 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
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.