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February 11, 2005

On Reality TeeVee

I asked a friend who used to work on The Daily Show about the alleged interest on the part of CBS News to get Jon Stewart to do occasional commentaries on the post-Rather CBS Evening News. “It’s not going to happen,” he said. “They’re afraid it’ll undermine The Daily Show’s credibility.

“That’s already an old joke,” I replied. “Nope. It’s completely true. They don’t want to blur the line between phony news and real news.”

That’s great. In the 21st century, phony news has greater credibility.

Screw that. I’m subscribing to The Weekly World News.

Posted by Mike Gold at February 11, 2005 01:20 PM

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I used to tell my wife that we were pathetic because we got our news from The Daily Show. Now I know that there's something even more pathetic than that: getting news from your own blog, courtesy of co-bloggers. Yes, I am guilty. At least I read about this on *your* blog.

Posted by: Isaac B2 at February 15, 2005 05:17 PM

The Weekly World News is one of the most underrated publications in history. If its headline writers worked in the ad business, we'd buy anything they sold.

World's best headline ever (from a WWN, ca. 1984): "Mental supermen lock in ESP duel, then... FAMED PSYCHIC'S HEAD EXPLODES!"

I had that over my desk at Siebel/Mohr for years.

Mike Flynn

Posted by: Mike Flynn at February 23, 2005 04:34 PM

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