Critic: Shame on journalists for falling for Colbert’s gimmick

MarketWatch | Media Matters
Jon Friedman says it’s depressing to watch respected journalists like Tim Russert and Maureen Dowd lower themselves just to tickle Stephen Colbert‘s funny bone. “It’s brilliant for Colbert to use this [presidential candidacy] gimmick as a way to generate interest in his book and TV show. It’s almost unfair for a superstar comedian to take advantage of a few weak-willed journalists.” || Related Eric Boehlert commentary.

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