New Yorker film critic David Denby appeared on Charlie Rose last night to discuss his new book Snark. Denby spends a large part of the interview trying to define snark for Rose. After which Rose spends a considerable amount of time defending Maureen Dowd (“a friend”) from… well, herself maybe.
From Denby’s show remarks:
“My point was that Stewart and Olbermann and Colbert have a political passion. They think that the government should not lie to the people… In Maureen Dowd, who makes fun of people’s appearance and manner and affect, I don’t see any political idea at all of what the government should be doing…”
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