Watch this The Daily Show web-only interview with media elder statesman Tom Brokaw and ever-thoughtful-about-these-issues Jon Stewart. Don’t be fooled by the ‘Fake News’ label. (link here)
Watch for the discussion about half-way in about how internet media (blogs, twitter etc) have put many people in a position where they already know WHAT happened by the time they turn to mainstream media — they want to know what it means, what’s wrong and right. Also the sense of ‘betrayal’ that Brokaw perceives in the US towards their ‘institutions’. Very interesting.
I’m loving the US election coverage. Soooo interesting, such a large canvas. So fast. (It feeds my addiction.) Jon Stewart and The Daily Show seem to me to be on top of their game. Fabulous.