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Jon Stewart for president

Posted on | August 27, 2008 | No Comments

Comedian and “fake anchor” Jon Stewart is covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli wrote an almost poignant story today about Stewart’s meeting with newspaper reporters:

Stewart gathered a couple of dozen national political print reporters for breakfast, riffed a few funny lines, then read them the media riot act. He did so in a pointed yet gentle way. But he wasn’t joking.

Stewart cares deeply that television media is dominating the nation’s political discourse. That’s a good thing because he has a great platform to at least try and effect some change.

Stewart said he loves newspapers, and reading them makes him feel like they’re writing about a different world from the one he sees on television.

So as Stewart continues his crusade, CNN, MSNBC et al continue to obsess over whether Hillary’s still pissed at Obama and whether Bill will go off the rails tonight. Meanwhile, there’s a party platform that’s only being debated far from the glare of the klieg lights…online and in the newspapers.

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  1. Loring Wirbel
    August 29th, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

    Someone at DNC was wearing a Stewart/Colbert in 08 T-shirt. It’s not too late. Stewart’s coverage of the convention, particularly the Obama “heritage” film, has been priceless.

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