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  •  I hear what you're saying (5+ / 0-)
    I would reserve "committing journalism" for cases where the comedian digs up some fact that has been widely ignored, so that we actually learn something.
    But even in the Jon Stewart example you cited, he did not do any original investigative work. He presented and discussed truth that has been widely ignored by people paid to be journalists.

    I think that's what Letterman is doing too.

    Letterman: I think that they went soft on the project because they were worried about worrying their Saudi Arabian royalty buddies there.

    “The only thing that happens in an instant is destruction... but everything else requires time." - First Lady Michelle Obama

    by FiredUpInCA on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:57:38 AM PDT

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