The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 10 March 2004]

Feeding frenzy

The Daily Show has long been one of the best programs on television, and has gleefully stabbed needles in many a media balloon. Their take on the bizarre and macabre media feeding frenzy to be the first to report the verdict in the Martha Stewart trial is at once hysterically funny and immensely sobering for anybody working in the media.

Don’t miss Colbert’s wrap-up towards the end. A perfect satirical summary of a business gone insane.

The clip requires Real Player. The eggheads at Comedy Central make it hard to link directly to their clips, so go to this page and look for “Illegally Blonde.” Hurry before it drops off the page. This should be required viewing for journalism schools around the country.

Music: “Love Is Only a Feeling” by The Darkness [Opens in iTunes]

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