After airing a montage of ideas “The Daily Show” has provided CNN over the years, Stewart turned to his audience. “We feel qualified to take this on, but we’re doing it with your money,” he said, urging his audience to go to the “Let’s Buy CNN” website to provide their own ideas for slogans and programming.
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“I’m a little nervous because I realize I might be speaking to my future boss,” Zakaria jokingly said to Stewart at the beginning of an interview Thursday night. He was referring to Stewart’s “Let’s Buy CNN” campaign. “I hope that you end up getting CNN. I think it would be a fascinating challenge for you,” he continued. And how would Stewart fill the remaining airtime left after “The Daily Show’s” two hours per week. “I’ll just let Wolf Blitzer fill in.”
“Do you like commuting to work or do you like a home office?… Do you have a shape for that office?… do you like corners?… Do you prefer to sit in traffic or cause it?”
Clinton says she’s gotten used to the constant criticism, having been in he public eye for nearly a quarter century.
To that, Stewart said, looking inward, “It’s just these talking heads, sitting around, picking out every little thing, making fun of it. It’s just not right.”
Part II after the jump…
A few weeks ago, Stewart poked fun at CNN and Fox News for dubbing their Clinton interviews as exclusives on the same day. In tomorrow’s interview, it’s likely Stewart will ask the presumptive presidential candidate for her thoughts on one of his favorite comedy targets—cable news.
Clinton has previously given her take on one of broadcast news’ big platforms. “Going on the Sunday shows is not my favorite thing to do,” she said while testifying on Capitol Hill last year. “There are other things I prefer to do on Sunday mornings.”
After Hillary Clinton wrapped up the television interviews for her book tour this week, Jon Stewart poked fun at CNN and Fox News, both of which called their interviews “exclusive” — despite the fact that Clinton talked to the two networks back-to-back on the same day.
“Wow, imagine that! Two news networks expressly promoting exclusives with Hillary Clinton … on the same day! It’s like words have no meaning anymore,” Stewart quipped. “But good get! They should be proud of themselves to score an exclusive interview with the Salinger-like recluse Hillary Clinton, a woman who’s secretive nationwide book tour had restricted her access to NBC, CBS, ABC twice, and the Arltington, Virginia Costco.” Watch:
[h/t Washington Post]
A new Brookings Institute survey on immigration and overall trust in TV news had positive findings for Fox News, and less than gratifying recognition for MSNBC.
On which TV news source was trusted most to “provide accurate information about politics and current events,” Fox News ranked number one, with 25% selecting FNC. Of those who selected Fox, 53% identified as Republicans while 6% were Democrats.
Broadcast news came in as the second most trusted source at 23%. Next was CNN, with 17% choosing the original 24/7 cable news network; of that total, 26% identified as Democrats while 9% were Republicans.
The survey probably won’t have MSNBC laughing: “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” rounded out the top five, with 8% choosing the satirist as their most trusted source; MSNBC came in sixth with 5%. For MSNBC’s total, 10% identified as Democrats while 1% were Republicans.
Greta Van Susteren responded to Jon Stewart skewering Fox News’ coverage of newly uncovered emails pertaining to the 9/11/12 Benghazi consulate attack with an old adage you’ve probably heard from your parents.
“2 wrongs don’t make a right,” Van Susteren wrote on GretaWire this morning in response to Stewart’s “Daily Show” criticism last night. Stewart’s segment mocked Fox for covering President Obama and Benghazi aggressively while suggesting the network was less critical when covering President Bush and the Iraq War.
Van Susteren added that almost all Democrats in Congress voted for the Iraq war–and that Stewart could look at other media reporting surrounding the war besides FNC.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s pick for President Obama’s toughest 2012 election interview might surprise you.
Carney added that Stewart produced the most “substantive, challenging” interview for the president leading up to the 2012 election, and that Stewart packages news in a way that draws young eyeballs, which is who the president was trying to reach by going on “The Daily Show.”
But Greta Van Susteren isn’t laughing at other comments Carney made about Fox News, taking to GretaWire to criticize Carney for suggesting “ridiculous stories” coming from Fox News, like how many times former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the White House; Greta also called the White House “delusional” on the issue of transparency.
‘Never been a more transparent administration?’
OOPS! I love to get credit for identifying a falsehood but we are not the only ones. I also know the White House likes to blame Fox News for all their problems, but it is NOT just Fox New that outs the White House about its false claim of transparency.
Television news executives and personalities are well represented on The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual “35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” list.
From the executive ranks: CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and president David Rhodes; NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel and president Deborah Turness; and incoming Disney/ABC Television group president Ben Sherwood and ABC News president James Goldston represent the broadcast networks. On the cable side, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, MSNBC president Phil Griffin, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker and Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith make the list.
The main anchors for the broadcast networks — Brian Williams, Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley — are all on the list, as well as morning anchors from each network. For NBC, it’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist; Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell represent CBS; and for ABC, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer. “Good Morning America” senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski and “CBS Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison are also named.
As for cable news talent, all three Fox News primetime hosts — Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity — make the list. From MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough; and from CNN, Anderson Cooper.
TVNewser will be at the party celebrating the honorees tonight.
[Images via Hollywood Reporter]
On “The Colbert Report,” Colbert talked about Letterman’s retirement without directly addressing the news that he will be the new “Late Show” host. “This man has influenced every host who came after him and even a few who came before him, he’s that good. And I gotta tell you — I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” Colbert joked. Watch:
“The Late Show” was a repeat last night, but the Colbert announcement was also news on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — complete with a flashback to old clips of Colbert. Watch after the jump. Read more
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