Tag: daily show

Can satire help restore media accountability?

In 2004, Jon Stewart — a news satirist from a comedy network — basically single-handedly derailed a CNN show by calling out its lack of journalistic integrity. “Stop hurting America,” he begged the hosts of “Crossfire,” a current events debate program that had been airing nightly since 1982. That’s right. A comedian took it upon himself to tell journalists […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 2 – APRIL 7

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read:  PopMatters took a look a the “Stewart/Colbert” effect and the role those two host have had in helping to restore truth and accountability to political and social discourse. “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee talked to NPR about her new show, her thoughts on […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MARCH 27 – APRIL 2

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: In this article in The Brown and White, Klaudia Jazwinska talked to “Daily Show” correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper about their upcoming performance at Lehigh University, as well as their views on the growing popularity of satire amidst […]