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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus