Tag Archives: Stephen Colbert

The War Over ‘War of the Worlds’ – Myth or Math?

Conventional wisdom holds that Orson Welles’s 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds terrorized an entire nation. Representative sample from the following day:     But that’s not really what happened, as¬†Jefferson Pooley and Michael J. Socolow chronicled in … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Stephen Colbert Edition)

The Thursday Curse struck again in the latest episode of the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight between the local hall monitors. Start with the Boston Herald’s Press Party, which featured this lineup in its Wayne’s World webcast on Thursday: On this … Continue reading

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PAC Attack! Handy Clip ‘n’ Save Guide (II)

Oops! The hardworking staff missed this Super PAC: Pro-Stephen Colbert Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (news) Sorry about that. Cheers, Campaign Outsider for a Better Tomorrow’s Post, Tomorrow

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NYT, WSJ Live In Different New Yorks

My late great father-in-law Marvelous Marvin Sutton used to delight in declaring at suitable intervals, “Tough sledding on Wall Street: No snow.” So it was when an Adbusters-inspired protest (#OccupyWallStreet) filled New York’s Financial District last week with hundreds (not … Continue reading

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David Carr Gets It Wrong

New York Times columnist David Carr writes about Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC today (welcome to the party, DC), ¬†and as usual has some interesting things to say. Except . . . He’s got the name of the Super PAC wrong. … Continue reading

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The Newsvertainment-Industrial Complex (Katie Eastman Edition)

Know how advertisingandnewsandentertainment sometimes get all mixed up together? Here’s a State of the Cuisinart example. Act One Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert establishes a superpac, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. It’s a way for Colbert to both spotlight and … Continue reading

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Legally, Corporations ARE People

Mitt Romney (R-People Person) has been mocked (by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert) and sort of defended (by Media Nation’s Dan Kennedy) for telling a heckler in Iowa that “Corporations are people, my friend.” As Mr. Media Nation wrote: Romney was … Continue reading

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