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May 25, 2005

TNS on the Daily Show?

The readers of our de facto partner site ZNet last week voted that their "Action of the Week" would be to try to get Brian Dominick, former ZNet staffer/volunteer and current NewStandard editor, onto Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The idea is to fill out this form on the Comedy Central site, and suggest that Brian Dominick be brought on as a guest. Obviously the more diverse and original the arguments in favor, the better. Since probably at least several dozen of ZNet's hundreds of thousands of readers have already participated, a few more dozen could only help, right?

If you haven't seen The Daily Show, it's a very funny, highly cynical, left-of-center, satirical "fake news" program that both pokes fun and earnestly criticizes mainstream media, politicians and corporations (as well as bizarre individuals nationwide). The host, Jon Stewart, has publicly criticized corporate media very much along the lines that we at TNS have, and we believe that TNS is a perfect example of the kind of journalism Stewart advocates. So write in and tell Stewart and his fellow producers it's time to show an example of news media that works.

You can read various comments and strategic tips discussed by ZNet users (though this is the main link for the ZNet action).

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