A daily show

Some sources are
trying to spin last night’s Daily Show as criticizing the WGA stance. These folks are either dishonest or severely humor-deprived, because if you watched the show, it was clear that it was not intended to do any favors for the corporate masters. Stewart let his returning viewers know that what they’d be watching during the strike wasn’t really The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but merely a daily show, with Jon Stewart. The equation of iPod downloads with Hickory Farm free samples was sarcasm; Stewart himself pointed out that the downloads were selling for about two bucks apiece.
I know that writers are frustrated that talk show hosts are appearing, and seeming to be writing material for themselves — but if there’s any instance they should give a backdated waiver to, it’s Stewart, last night. He spend the time arguing for them, ridiculing the opposition, and generally undercutting any attempt by the network to make this seem like a business-as-usual time.

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Published in: on January 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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