Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
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    Once again, Stewart doing some of the best journalism out there. :D Seriously, this was an excellent show.

    He calls out MSNBC for using photoshopped images of Palin. Sad.

    Happens at about 2:40 in but the first 3 minutes are worth watching.
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Clearly, this was presented as a comedy bit. (Here's a slightly fuller version of the Ratigan segment.) It was even in the form of a Top Ten list. So to me, it's not quite as bad as Fox editing footage to make crowds appear larger than they are and presenting that as hard news.

    Ratigan's apology seems to be based on using the photoshopped images without any acknowledgment. I suppose you could ask how could anybody -- his staff or the viewing public -- be unaware that those were photoshopped, since they were all over the internet? On the other hand, it's a very fine line between making fun of someone and taking a cheap shot, and if you're gonna go that far you'd better be prepared to take some heat for it.

    Again, not quite on the level of a Fox distortion, but not a shining moment of wit either.
  3. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    atleast they apoligized quicker than fox did and it was more sincier to than fox
  4. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Can you post a link or a date for those of us not in the US?
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Id suggest watching well after that segment too, funny as hell.

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