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Jon Stewart Talks Daily Show Sausage-Making with Rolling Stone



Jon Stewart
recently sat down with Rolling Stone‘s Eric Bates to talk about his media consumption habits and how The Daily Show gets made four times a week.

Stewart’s take: “The best shows are made of the smallest moments. Donald Trump eating pizza with a fork, and making that into eight minutes of a completely overblown sanctimonious rant on the apostasy of eating pizza with a fork.”

The Economist Does the Emmys

When it comes to cheeky headlines, few publications are as consistently on target as The Economist. Today, for their wrap-up of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, the austere UK mag has chosen to go with “Up Close and Impersonal.”

The article by “Prospero” wastes no time in taking down the host city. After calibrating our high density of tanning salons and frozen yogurt stores, it segues to this:

Los Angeles is a city where Michael Bay, a filmmaker lately known for directing the Transformers franchise, and the Kardashian sisters are held up as glowing examples of something, but no one really knows quite what (perhaps LA-ness?).

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Top-Flight Journos Land USC Annenberg Religion Reporting Grants

The list of reporters awarded USC Annenberg 2011 Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life is extremely impressive. And the topics aren’t too shabby either.

G. Jeffrey MacDonald, a senior correspondent for the now online-only Christian Science Monitor, will look at the soon-to-be-cut federal program Mentoring Children of Prisoners. More than 100,000 children with incarcerated parents rely on mentors provided through this initiative connected to faith-based groups. Funding is set to be cut next month.

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New Home | Maternity Madness | S-U-I-N-G

  • FishbowlLA:  Lots of accolades from CNN as its longtime business reporter Stephanie Elam joins KNBC.
  • TVNewser: Fox News Channel’s Megan Kelly is back from maternity leave, meaning Jon Stewart can resume his jabs at her.
  • SportsNewser: Former Village People frontman Victor Willis is planning to sue the Tampa Bay Rays because of using his name and likeness without permission.  And yes, that’s Willis in his cop costume for the 1970s disco group.  

He’s Got it Bad | Paparazzi’s Power | Making a Show of It

  • UnBeige: An interview with Dirk Barnett, the man behind Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s look. He says that he loves Breaking Bad, which makes us like him even more.
  • PRNewser: Those pictures of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that were recently released were only done so to stop the press from hounding her when she leaves rehabilitation this month. We have nothing nice to say about the paparazzi, so – as our mothers told us – we won’t say anything at all.
  • TVNewser: Jon Stewart is going to appear on Fox News Sunday this Sunday. Fox News Sunday is – uh, well, please see our previous item about not having anything nice to say.

Jon Stewart Resigns For…Wait For It…Going Soft On Weiner

If you’re willing to assert your friend has a small penis, you should be willing to call him out for Tweeting pictures of his junk to women who aren’t his wife, and lying about it. Jon Stewart made amends last night for glancing over Anthony Weiner‘s tearful Monday press conference. He also sliced his hand open while making a blended strawberry drink. Probably funnier than the clip we posted above.

Weinergate’s Biggest Media Winners and Losers

Whether or not he will resign, or be forced out for lack of ethical behavior, or lose his wife, Anthony Weiner is the major loser of the last couple of weeks. But at FishbowlNY, we’re as interested in the coverage of the story as we are in the story itself. Who is getting the scoops (and there seems to be many)? Who is falling behind? We’ve put together a list. Like the scandal itself, this list is a work in progress. We will update as things turn around.

WINNERS:

Andrew Breitbart and BigGovernment: Where do we begin? Breitbart broke the story of Weiner sending pictures to girl #1, Gennette Cordova, stood by it despite being accused of hacking himself, took over Weiner’s press-conference, received a public apology from Weiner, and got girl #2, Meagan Broussard, to share her story with him exclusively, as well as several pictures — including the infamous topless Weiner. This is Breitbart’s day in the sun. Not generally known for being a reliable source, this whole media circus has been Breitbart’s vindication, almost a game-changer. From his website:

BigGovernment.com publisher Andrew Breitbart was in New York for previously scheduled meetings and went to the presser as an observer… The press then asked Andrew to go to the podium to take some questions. It was surreal and awesome. According to FoxNews, a Weiner staff ran through the hotel halls screaming, “Breitbart’s here. Breitbart’s here.”

That pretty much sums it up.

RadarOnline.com: Seems to have full access to woman #3, Lisa Weiss, who made the sex scandal that much more salacious. RadarOnline is currently printing the entire transcript of her nine month long chat relationship with Weiner, for those who can’t get enough sordid details. We don’t recommend you read it, however, like we did. It made us unspeakably depressed.

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Colbert: Breitbart Is the ‘Edward R. Murrow of Congressional Wang Photos’

Jon Stewart went easy on his friend Anthony Weiner last night–who, by many accounts, is a narcissistic, self-serving, careerist, ass who doesn’t deserve protection. After all, it was only a few days ago Weiner was trying to have reporters arrested for coming to his office to ask him questions about a scandal he was clearly lying about.

Colbert wasn’t exactly tough on Weiner either, but much funnier about it. He also gave Andrew Breitbart a new nickname that we hope sticks: “The Edward R. Murrow of Congressional Wang Photos.”

Jon Stewart Continues to Wrestle With Weinergate

Oh yes, a double helping of Weinergate last night on The Daily Show. Jon Stewart doesn’t like it, but he can’t stay away…We know the feeling.

Weinergate part deuce after the jump.
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