The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert Wednesday did a segment on the Chicago Sun-Times' decision to dismiss its photo staff:

But the paper will continue to have great photojournalism, because reporters are now required to learn iPhone photography basics. But only the basics, like pressing the button. If the Sun-Times is still around in a week, the reporters can move on to the advanced stuff, like using a flash, and asking flood victims to say cheese.

The Chicago News Guild plans to picket the Sun-Times Thursday morning.

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