Today, the Columbia Journalism Review reminds us of Jon Stewart’s devastating takedown of CNN (as a follow up on a previous one, wherein CNN ‘fact checked’ Saturday Night Live. The context was a column about Howard Kurtz (MediaWhore-CNN;WaPost) who utterly fails in his purported area of expertise. Which inevitably led to CNN itself, the larger media . . . you get the picture.
They note that “Into this vacuum has stepped Jon Stewart. Young people have embraced his show precisely because he’s willing to take on cable news in a way our top media reporters are not.”