Jon Stewart and First Things Find Themselves on the Same Page

Years ago, FT published an essay that eventually became a book: How the News Makes Us Dumb. Now Stewart chronicles the latest in sheer stupid-making news (note: brief nude image):

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  • Steve

    The dumbing down of news…. is a bad thing.

  • Is that a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Let’s go to our analyst, Flippy the Coin.

    I literally did spit coffee all over my chromebook.

  • Rachel

    LOL. I’m not surprised though.

  • JM1001

    Yeah, I saw this a couple of days ago. Jessica Yellin at 2:44 interrupting to ask “Can you just say is that a good thing or a bad thing?” had me laughing so hard I had to pause the video.

    I love it when Jon Stewart goes after CNN. He almost doesn’t even have to try; CNN is so painfully dumb it pretty much makes fun of itself.

    • That was my favorite bit, too; I laughed so loud I startled the cat. I can’t remember the last time I had any kind of respect for CNN.