Dodd on Stewart and Colbert
Somehow, I got a free subscription to Rolling Stone. Since I don’t have a bird and don’t have a puppy I’m housebreaking, the new issues go directly from the mailbox into the recycling bin. However, the Maureen Dowd interview with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert caught my eye as I was cramming the latest issue into the bin. It’s a great profile. Among the tasty nuggets is this:
DOWD: A fake news show, “The Daily Show,” spawned a fake commentator, Colbert, who makes his own fake reality defending the fake reality of a real president, and has government officials on who know the joke but are still willing to be mocked by someone fake. Your shows are like mirrors within mirrors, using a cycle of fakery to get to the truth. You’ve tapped into a sense in society that nothing, from reality shows to Bushworld, is real anymore. Do you guys ever get confused by your hall of mirrors?
STEWART: I didn’t know we were going to have to be high to do this interview.
A perfect response to a perfectly ridiculous question. The rest of the piece is here.