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Jon Stewart’s Analogy

Jon Stewart was on David Letterman’s show the other night and made a compelling analogy between the 24-hour cable/financial networks covering the doom-and-gloom of the financial crisis with, well, an inept Weather Channel – which, having watched some of the Weather Channel’s programming, as well as forecasting, just wouldn’t happen.

Op-Ed News has this article written by Will Bunch entitled, ‘What Battered Newsrooms can Learn From Stewart’s CNBC’s Takedown’

You know, sometimes people do some crazy stuff when they realize their days are numbered.  I don’t have the answers to problems facing American journalism — not my own newsroom, mired in Chapter 11, nor the others that face a possible death sentence. But fighting for life will mean living each day like it was your last, with passion, anger and laughter, the way The Daily Show shined a light on a crevice of the nation’s battered economy on Wednesday night.

Right on, dude…