Peter Kafka

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Rupert Murdoch Gives Jon Stewart Seven Minutes of Material (Video)

Tough times these days at News Corp. (which, as we always need to point out, owns this Web site). Still, an upside: The phonegate scandal provides Jon Stewart with a big, fat, juicy target.

And what’s particularly great/terrible about this clip from last night’s “The Daily Show” is that Stewart and correspondent John Oliver don’t need to do much more than simply recite the main points of the PhoneGate scandal to date. The facts are awful/funny enough on their own.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”