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The Daily show and philosophy : moments of zen in the art of fake news

Author: Jason Holt
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
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An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Daily show and philosophy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)648272348
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Holt
ISBN: 9781405163149 1405163143
OCLC Number: 124031834
Description: x, 270 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Amusing ourselves to death with television news : Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and the Huxleyan warning / Gerald J. Erion --
The fake, the false, and the fictional : The daily show as news source / Michael Gettings --
The fake news as the fifth estate / Rachael Sotos --
The good, the bad, and The daily show / Jason Zinser --
Jon Stewart and the new public intellectual / Terrance MacMullan --
Stewart and Socrates : speaking truth to power / Judith Barad --
Can The daily show save democracy? Jon Stewart as the gadfly of Gotham / Steven Michels and Michael Ventimiglia --
Jon the cynic : dog philosophy 101 / Alejandro Bárcenas --
Public discourse and the Stewart model of critical thinking / Roben Torosyan --
The Daily Show's exposé of political rhetoric / Liam P. Dempsey --
Bullshit and political spin : is the medium the massage? / Kimberly A. Blessing and Joseph J. Marren --
Bullshitting bullshitters and the bullshit they say / Andrew Sneddon --
The challenge of religious diversity in "This week in God " / Matthew S. Lopresti --
Contingency, irony, and "This week in God"? / Brad Frazier --
Evolution, schmevolution : Jon Stewart and the culture wars / Massimo Pigliucci --
America (the book) : textbook parody and democratic theory / Steve Vanderheiden --
The daily show/Colbert report guide to neologizing / Jason Holt --
Truthiness, self-deception, and intuitive knowledge / Amber L. Griffioen --
Stephen Colbert, irony, and speaking truthiness to power / Kevin S. Decker.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Jason Holt.
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"The Daily Show and Philosophy brilliantly shows how rabid partisanship, ineffective media, shoddy public discourse, and hyperbolic book blurbs spell doom for America." Dave Baggett, editor of Harry Read more...

 
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