by Goldy, 03/31/2010, 10:13 AM

Of course, how could Jon Stewart not be funny when he’s got the whole lesbian-bondage-themed-nightclub-GOP-scandal to work with, but his aside on the NY Times headline on the story is a perfect commentary on one of the least discussed factors behind the newspaper industry’s precipitous decline: its self-imposed stodginess.

2 Responses to “You’re wondering why print is dead?”

1. Roger Rabbit spews:

How can you read a newspaper when there’s no newspaper to read? Have you picked up a fishwrapper lately? Nowadays you have to buy three of them to wrap one fish! That’s like trying to screw a rabbit with a hamster dick. If publishers give you only one-third as much newspaper, they should charge you only one-third as much! Frnak Blethen should lower his price from 75 cents to 25 cents. Not that the Republican Times is worth two-bits; I never paid that much for it, I’ve always read it for free — online, at the supermarket, or in the library. And if I needed one to wrap fish or garbage with, I fished it out of the trash — free. But it just seems to me that when there isn’t enough fishwrapper to wrap a fish in, even free isn’t much of a deal anymore.

2. Zotz spews:

That’s like trying to screw a rabbit with a hamster dick.

The sun came out from behind the clouds when I read that. Must be an omen…;-)

Jon Stewart is a national treasure, seriously.

His “Beck” and “Jonco” riffs are priceless classics:

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/jon-stewart-channels-glenn-beck

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-16-2010/in-dodd-we-trust