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An Unopened Letter to Jeff Bezos: “The Daily Show” Explains How to Save Newspapers

We’re a day late getting you this “Daily Show” riff on Jeff Bezos and The Future Of News, starring the excellent John Hodgman. On the other hand, “The Daily Show” guys waited more than a week to get to the story. And it’s Friday.

Still here? Here’s your bonus added value free reward! See, some of the newfangled and useless video “curation” services would unthinkingly serve you up the first segment “The Daily Show” did on Bezos and WaPo. But they’d be wrong, because that one was much less good, but the useless video “curation” services’ robots can’t figure that out.

Still, if you want to watch it, here it is:


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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.”