News gathering disappears up its own jaxi

imageI have finally worked out how to watch Jon Stewart’s Daily Show. It was staring me in the face on Sky all along.

On Wednesday Jon Stewart treated us to Fox News showing off their new news deck. Some interns were sat at outsized tablets and there was a massive video wall juxtaposing a Palestinian woman “having a beef with” an Israeli soldier cheek-by-jowl with some American rounders player.

Then the host Shepard Smith checks in with one of the tablet-swiping interns to get news of the latest atrocity, finishing the exchange with the remark:

Eight people dead and dozens more hurt. Hey, these things are fun to work with aren’t they?

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