Thursday, July 2, 2009

End Times

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
End Times
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End Times is a Daily Show segment where correspondent Jason Jones visited the office of The New York Times, interviewed Times executive editor Bill Keller and assistant managing editor Richard L. Berke, and mocked their aged news, lack of revenue, and landline phones. It was heartbreaking to watch. Like kicking a dog while it's down.

Response from the New York Times blog Art Beat:

Given that “The Daily Show” is dependent on other news media to provide you with your fodder, is it counterproductive to help bring down an organization that supplies your content?
I think the point of the piece is, really, if I could be serious for one moment, that without institutions like yours, the news would not exist. I think everyone has a genuine love of your institution here, because it’s the first paper that almost everybody reads here in the morning. You guys aren’t doing a bad enough job for us to make fun of on a constant basis. Every once in a while you slip up, and then you’re lambs to the slaughter. But you should really be more [terrible]. You’re doing too good of a job.

Why do I get the sense you’re just buttering me up, and your actual report will be much more scathing?

(From everyone)

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