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The Daily Show on Blogging
2005.02.17 (Thu) 19:30
Last night's epsiode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart had a lengthy opening segment that addressed the effect of blogging on the political landscape. Using AmericaBlog's breaking of the Jeff Gannon / James Guckert story as a springboard, Jon and Stephen Colbert (a.k.a. Ted Hitler) did a fine job of showcasing why the traditional media is no longer ignoring the blogosphere. In case you missed it — or if you just want to see it again — onegoodmove has the relevant video online, and Destiny-land has posted a transcript of one portion of the segment.
One quick quote from Stephen Colbert:
STEPHEN: Jon, the vast majority of bloggers out there are responsible correspondents doing fine work in niche reporting fields like Gilmore Girl fan fiction, or cute things their cats do or photoshopped images of the Gilmore Girls as cats. That's great. Where I draw the line is with these "attack bloggers," just someone with a computer who gathers, collates and publishes accurate information that is then read by the general public. They have no credibility. All they have is facts. Spare me...
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