Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mass Media Taking Stephen Colbert Too Seriously

Whilst discussing how mass media spin doctors manage to warp time and space, this essay on how these news sources are reacting to Stephen Colbert's candidacy is a must read.

The obvious media reaction to the Colbert candidacy should have been to note it as the book-selling publicity stunt that it was, have a chuckle, and move on. Instead, the press lingered, giving the story way too much attention, and often at the expense of more pressing topics.

For instance, ABC's Nightline found time to cover the Colbert candidacy. Yet Nightline has not found time during the last six weeks to cover the war from Iraq. I'm just sayin'.

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