Jon Stewart of The Daily Show covers blogs and how they are smoking out the bandits of the media in “Blog Cabin Republican”. This is funny on so many levels.
Jon Stewart: Analysts revealed how CNN broke the breaking of the story.
CNN: Well, we found it… actually one of the bloggers found it. We found it through a blog…
Stewart: That’s the The Washington Post, their new motto… you heard it here, twelfth.
Stephen Cobart: 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.
Stewart: The medium of the internet may be new, but what bloggers do in many respects is what journalists do.
Cobart: What journalists do? As a journalist I think I know what I do… I’m not sitting at home in front of my computer, I’m out there busting my hump everyday at the Whitehouse…. transcribing their press releases… repeating their talking points…. that’s how you earn your nickname from President Bush…
Stewart: As long as these bloggers check their facts, why would you object to this type of political reporting?
Cobart: This isn’t political reporting Jon… their reporting on the reporters.
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[Via Sidewalk Theory]