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Jon Stewart’s Lesson: Fact-Based Political Critique

An essay for Honors 302: Entertainment, Comedy, & Politics: it critiques the stated objectivity of the news media, and assesses the value provided by Jon Stewart’s subjective interview style. Written 5 Oct. 2011. Jon Stewart, of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, critically engages guests in a style, which contrasts the purportedly objective interviews hosted by … Continue reading

TV Entertainment Connects Politics to Citizens

An essay for Honors 302: Entertainment, Comedy, & Politics: it critiques the assumed historical divide between entertainment and politics, particularly on television, while arguing that embedding politics in entertainment connects it to an otherwise uninterested audience. Written 23 Sep. 2011. Advances in and deregulation of mass media ensure that we are bombarded by a near … Continue reading