If I watch any part of the conventions this week or next, it will be on C-SPAN.
Jon Stewart explains why.
In a breakfast with reporters, Stewart directed most of his ire at the 24-hour cable news networks, which he called “gerbil wheels,” and said the media at-large had “abdicated” to what he called the “slow-witted beast.”
He said the never-ending television news cycle creates a “false sense of urgency” and forces reporters to “follow the veins that have been mined,” instead of pursuing serious and in-depth reporting.
And, of course, I’ll be watching the Daily Show to get the most intelligent analysis of those marathon infomercials to be found anywhere.
In preparation for the Republicans, a billboard near the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.