7 thoughts on “Colbert puts comedy in time-out

  1. Dennis Lang says:

    Right–Colbert terrific. WikiLeaks the journalism of today and the future? Integrity? I doubt if the kind of reporting practiced by Mr. Assange was being taught at Columbia or NYU ten years ago.

    1. The line is blurry, but WikiLeaks is more a source than a journalism outlet. Either way, WikiLeaks and groups like it — Assange and people like him — are, at best, one piece of the journalism puzzle.

      Leak publishers, newspapers, public broadcasters, bloggers and all sorts of other folks will contribute to this thing we call journalism.

      1. Dennis Lang says:

        Yes, coincidently caught part of a conversation on this very subject early this morning on ESPN radio. The Greenberg part of “Mike and Mike” was describing the early days of talk radio in Chicago in 1992. They were the alternative media, renegades–no reputable personalties would even talk to them.”Anonymous callers voicing their opinions–never work.” Now of course they’ve become the establishment and the citizen “jounalists” capturing history as it happens on their cell phones are the “new” media. Frightening? Maybe, but we better get used to it.

      2. It’s no more frightening than, say, Comcast owning TV stations, the TV-content distribution network and even some of the facilities (sporting arenas) in which some of the content is created and so on. Or the amount of time local Fox affiliates spend “reporting” on “news” about American Idol because, you know, it’s on Fox.

  2. Ellen Mrja says:

    Mike: This was powerful video. And Wikileaks has great courage to show it. But not as much courage as the military person who originally leaked it. That’s where Truth with a capital “T” comes in.

    1. PM says:

      True. This might be the best/most promising aspect of the “new” web based journalism–it’s democratic reach.

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