Been a bit of a busy week because I’m filling in at WestportNow.com this week, so I’m trying to catch up a little bit now on my reading.
It’s not shocking when Jon Stewart takes on the cable news networks. He does it frequently on his show. It’s part of what makes his show so smart, showing the craziness in the frenzy.
But it’s interesting to see him blast the networks in the way he does in this article.
Not that I think Lou Dobbs is the picture of sanity in the national media, but it’s interesting for him to say such a thing.
But if the national media is biased towards Obama, why are the stories — which outnumber the ones in McCain’s favor — tend to be more critical? There was a study that shows how those stories are more critical. Plus it seems that many members of the media like John McCain too.
It seems to me that it’s important through this election season that we all have to be good consumers of news.
Jay Mariotti is leaving because he’s realized that sports journalism is no longer a newspaper-based industry. It’s Web-based in his mind.
And that, in many ways, is true. If you’re a sports fan, you’re looking for your information as quickly as you can. Where do you turn? In most cases it’s blogs and other Web sites. I am constantly on Metsblog, for example.
But there are ways for newspapers and the Web to walk hand-in-hand when covering sports. It’s just a matter of thinking about it in new ways.