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Jon Stewart Solves the Homeless-Hotspot Debate

Turning homeless people into human hotspots at SXSW was a terrible idea. But one of the bizarre features of our media culture is that some people feel compelled to argue otherwise. Luckily, our media culture also features Jon Stewart.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald