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09 May 2006 @ 01:31 am
hogwarts_hocus: The only place you'll ever see Homsar and Stephen Colbert have a discussion about politics--let alone any discusson at all!

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Current Location: Hogwarts_Hocus
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Current Music: '80s rap
Melisus the Weemelisus on May 9th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I watch them nightly and have for the past couple years. I've no idea how I discovered Jon Stewart but he's awesome. I will shamefully admit that their shows are my only source of American news.

Stephen Colbert takes some getting used to. Sometimes I can't stand his character but... yeah, the application on hogwarts_hocus is a rather accurate representation of his logic and the layout of his show.
Miss Sophia: Voldemort is Bush! Aaah!miss_sophia on May 9th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
I saw the White House Correspondents Dinner video and thought it was an absolute riot. And hey, I think a helluva lotta people get their news from TDS. The fact is, people don't want just news anymore. They want to be entertained while receiving it. They want value-added commentary. Part of the master's I'm finishing up right now is in communication, and we've discussed this issue a number of times. I think it's fascinating.
Melisus the Weemelisus on May 9th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that speech was funny and made even more so by the fact that no one was really sure if the Bush Administration had hired him to do his character or not so the reaction was... quite interesting!

As for the thing about news, you bring up a very good and true point. I think also that out of all the news outlets, satyrical shows can be trusted to give you most of the straight facts because they don't have any particular bias - they aim to make fun of everyone.
Miss Sophia: Voldemort is Bush! Aaah!miss_sophia on May 9th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
From now on, I bet the White House event planning people are going to be far more careful about the contracts they write up with their invited guests! I'm shocked at their stupidity of not realizing that he would make the speech in character. I'm most surprised that they invited him in the first place. This wasn't a roasting event, after all (although that's what it turned into)!

That's an interesting observation--that satirical shows are the most trustworthy. Now I'm miffed my classes are all over, because I would have loved to bring that up for discussion.