Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Take Their Turns On Clint Eastwood’s Chair

It’s like a skateboarding dog, or a Korean pop sensation, but so much weirder: Clint Eastwood’s monologue-with-chair routine is this week’s viral video. And like all viral videos, it needs a response.

So you here you go: A two-fer from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who were smart enough to make sure they changed their broadcast schedules this week, precisely so they could riff on stuff like this.

If you’re time-pressed, check out Colbert’s follow-up chair interview. But if you can, invest in the extra 10 minutes for Stewart’s rant, one of his all-time classics:


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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