Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:52 PM
Julian Englis (256 posts)
The Antlantic--'The Daily Show's' Advantage Over the MSM: An Eye for the Absurd
A thoughtful analysis of the genius of The Daily Show's, with emphasis on its brilliant UNESCO piece.
In the clip above , Jon Stewart prepares his audience at The Daily Show for an episode different than any they'd previously done. For once, the comedy program wouldn't feature a celebrity guest. It would instead broadcast a lengthy piece of satire-infused reportage on America's decision to defund UNESCO, a story that had been all but forgotten in the media. It wasn't a new story. The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO in October 2011 when the organization recognized Palestine as a participating member. In so doing, UNESCO had run afoul of a U.S. law that prohibits federal funds from going to any international organization that recognizes Palestine.
More at: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/03/the-daily-shows-advantage-over-the-msm-an-eye-for-the-absurd/254836/
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