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Colbert and Stewart rallies

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    So many news organizations are telling their staffs they can't attend this weekend's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert rallies in D.C.

    Unless they are there to cover it, then that's okay.

    Of course these same outlets didn't send out any memos telling staff they couldn't attend Glenn Beck's soiree, not that it really matters since an NPR reporter isn't likely to attend a Beck event in any fashion.

    Both Stewart and Colbert have relentlessly mocked the media and decisions like this, this kind of pandering to a perception, I don't really know what good it does.

    Another example, The NY Times said a business columnist for the paper shouldn't have written about a company because his fiancee is an attorney and her law firm has some involvement with the company not that the columnist knew it when he wrote the piece.

    The point being decisions like telling staffers they can't watch comedians in action seem like a real stretch.

    Now I've got to make a point to watch Stewart/Colbert tonight to see what they do with this.
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