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July 28th, 2011
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There’s a fine line between agenda setting and straight up lying to your audience, and this clip from from The Colbert Report highlights just how ridiculous the coverage of the Norway terror attacks by select America news media was.

One Response to “Agenda Setting vs. Lying”

  1. Kang

    I’ve noticed exatcly the same thing, and we were talking about just that last night on IRC.The first episode or two after they came back was a little rocky, talking a lot about how they were running without writers. Colbert in particular made a point of demonstrating, in his own comedic way, that all his teleprompters were empty. After that, though, everything picked right back up and I’m also unable to tell any difference.It still amazes me that any of these kinds of shows could be so utterly reliant on a team of writers. I mean, a lot of these hosts (Letterman, Leno, etc.) were professional comedians before they made it big and got their shows. They didn’t have teams of writers coming up with their material when they started, so obviously there’s got to be some native talent there.I was ecstatic when I got my email from iTunes that new episodes of the Daily Show and Colbert Report were available for download. I hope they never leave me again!

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