Monday, June 20, 2011

Jon Stewart on Fox

Chris Wallace interviews the Daily Show host.

In his sternest moment, Stewart refers to the misinformed Fox viewers, which is the main point-- indeed, the only point-- of this entire discussion about the media. Representative government is the only political system that relies on a well-informed populace, and the fourth estate has a well-defined part in the drama. If you are not educating the viewers then you are either entertaining or propagandizing. Period. Those are the only 3 choices. Next time you watch the evening news, MSNBC, CNN or FOX ask yourself:

Am I being educated, entertained or propagandized?

And before the false equivalence comes down, look at the chyron in the lower left corner of Fox News to see what they purport to be doing.

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