Friday, June 03, 2005

Why is "real news" losing ground?

Do you watch "The Daily Show with John Stewart?"

If you do, and it seems that a lot of people are, then you know it's a show about the day's events that prides itself on delivering "fake news." Yet, more and more Americans (and I suspect Canadians as well) claim it as one of their best sources of news of the day.

This article from takes a look at the phenomenon of fake news and what it says about the current state of journalism. It's a good read.

And by the way, The Daily Show is on most CTV stations at midnight, after the local news (and 11 on the Comedy Channel). Try it, you'll like it.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I try to watch John Stewart and Dennis Miller whenever I can. These guys are funny.