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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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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