Friday, August 18, 2006

mainstream journalism has become a joke

Jessica Clark looks at Comedy Central's role in contemporary politics:

This evolution of political comedy has everything to do with the collapse of public trust in our truth-telling institutions, hastened by the right’s sustained attack on what one GOP insider dismissed as the “reality-based community.” (“Reality,” quips Colbert in full conservative drag, “has a well-known liberal bias.”)

We now routinely watch the mainstream media with the expectation that we’re being spun, but when did we start watching comedy for the real deal?