Jon Stewart says media is too focused on ‘conflict’ like ‘Karen yelling in the store’

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one time The Daily Show Host Jon Stewart joined CNN on Sunday to discuss US political media, and condemned the focus on conflict rather than actual reporting and facts.

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But speaking with Jake Tapper state of the Union, Stewart argued that the majority of mainstream news coverage of issues such as wearing masks and vaccines has focused on the conflicts and spectacles resulting from the division around those issues, rather than facts that would be useful knowledge to readers or viewers. can present.

“Like, how many times have you seen stories about the ‘fight over the mask’ she’s ‘Karen’ screaming in the store and people throwing them out, and how many stories have we seen about the efficacy of masks?” He asked.


“There are some, but the overwhelming majority of stories seek to highlight lines of conflict.”

he also sang politician For an alleged headline he said how the media focused on political consequences rather than real-world issues, referring to an excerpt he published in August amid the chaos at the hands of the Taliban in Kabul.

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“I saw a great title politician, as Afghanistan descended into chaos in that final week, and the title was politico … it said, “Why Afghanistan may not matter in the medium term”, and the subtitle was, “And why it might.”

It could not be immediately verified whether that title was running Politics; cited as; It was not immediately detectable via Google. Granthshala has reached Politics editors to determine whether it actually ran on the site or on any of its newsletters.

The headline quoted by Stewart bore some resemblance to the headline running in a Congressional news blog. Presence Same week: “How Afghanistan will (and won’t) matter in the mid-2022.”

Stewart is a longtime critic of mainstream news media’s focus on division in American society and spectacle over substance. He famously clashed with two pundits, Tucker Carlson and Paul Begla, who were then hosts of CNN. firing, in 2004 and evicted both hosts for the quality of their political debates and coverage of current events. The show was canceled less than a year later.

After Retiring From Comedy Central’s Head Satire Newscast The Daily Show In 2015, Mr. Stewart worked with HBO on an animated project that never aired. He later joined Apple TV, and now hosts a current affairs talk program, The problem with Jon Stewart.


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