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Jon Stewart Preaches With a Choir

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So apparently Bernie Goldberg went on Bill O’Reilly‘s show and dismissed Jon Stewart not being edgy or not being Fair and Balanced or not being a social commentator and a comedian or something. Anyway, the counter to that is an amazingly bizarre and hilarious bit of teevee. Plus there is a great Jay Leno joke – we mean a joke about Jay Leno in there.

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Off the Media: High Def Porn, Low Def Journalists

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On the Media this week acknowledged what the New York Times and Wall Street Journal subsequently got to: Pornography not only exists, but technologically sometimes leads the way. The Times tells us porn actually won’t lead the way in HD because the pictures are just a little too real. While the WSJ talks about porn as key in the standards battle between Blu-ray and HD-DVD. Although OTM’s tech expert interview subject says porn might not play a big role, because they do less and less of their stuff on DVD, and more on cable, satellite, Internet and wireless.

OTM also this week also lets Dennis Kucinich‘s former media advisor Jeff Cohen tell us that the reason Kucinich isn’t taken as a serious candidate is because of arrogant, holier-than-thou reporters who know what’s best for voters better than voters do.

We could certainly argue a connection between the story — about mainstream news media’s arrogance and lack of touch with the real public — and another OTM’er this week on how bad a year ’06 was for newspapers, with declining circulation and no 20-somethings reading them. Our argument would also note that the supercilious, self-important nature of so many “journalists” — why the f*ck can’t we say “reporters” anymore? Because it doesn’t sound as “important?” — helps account for the popularity of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, which call out the bombast. Which reminds us:

Where was Colbert/O’Reilly on OTM?

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