Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quote of the Day


"At approximately 11:04 Eastern Standard Time, the American news media finally realized they kind of sucked."

-- Jon Stewart, mocking the media's condescending shock at the notion that Rolling Stone engaged in actual, God's-honest journalism in its now landmark piece on General Stanley McChrystal

4 comments:

anne said...

Once again, Jon and the Daily Show are on the money.

I saw this comic the other day, which seemed appropriate for this and your many other comments on media. Make sure to read the mouse over text.

http://xkcd.com/756/

Anonymous said...

It's actually Daylight and not Standard right now. (Sorry, I'm bored!)

Robo said...

This is the quote of the day for Friday from HuffPo's interview with Hastings (Writer of the RS story) regarding him jeopardizing his "future access"...

"Look, I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising. My views are critical but that shouldn't be mistaken for hostile - I'm just not a stenographer. There is a body of work that shows how I view these issues but that was hard-earned through experience, not something I learned going to a cocktail party on fucking K Street. That's what reporters are supposed to do, report the story."

Finally. Some Fucking Journalistic Attitude!

Chez said...

Yup -- comment of the day. That goes on the main page. Thanks, man.