I guess you could say I’m a fan of the Daily Show with John Stewart (or John Oliver). Quite often when watching I find myself laughing out loud. Today I heard a quote that elicited that exact response, and I also thought it was quite poignant, so I thought I’d share it.
While doing a segment on Edward Snowden and the recent PRISM leaks (starting about 11min into this episode) , John Oliver is poking fun at the news media, which the show often does, and he says “News is not a game show. You don’t win a car if you happen to be right.” (about 14:10 into the episode)
This is exactly the problem (well one of them anyway) with modern news channels in America. They are constantly competing and treating the news like a game, rather than just reporting facts. Watching live news coverage is often painful; like watching a kids talent show, without all the cuteness. People trying to look like they know what they are doing, but they have no idea.
Hope you got a laugh like I did.