Wednesday, February 08, 2006

More Proof that Television is the Only Medium that Matters

The new issue of Newsweek hit my mailbox yesterday afternoon.

No . . . WWYG?! is still missing from the BlogWatch. But I keep plugging along.

Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report positively overwhelms the back third of this issue. Mult-page story, LOTS of big photos of Colbert, sidebar items, this story is GRAPHIC. Jon Stewart acts of the Godfather, beaming benevolently upon his progeny, but I can't help but wonder if someday Stewart will have to go to the mattresses against Colbert. In the media business, friendships rarely survive when competition and egos get mixed up. We'll see.

Speaking of politics and TV, did anyone know that John McCain was momentarily featured on this week's episode of 24? Nope, I didn't know either. I must agree with the end of the article in which Troy Patterson expresses some reserve with McCain associating himself with a pop culture show that utilized torture while standing up against torture in "the real world."

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