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The Daily show and philosophy; moments of zen in the art of fake news.


The Daily show and philosophy; moments of zen in the art of fake news.

Ed. by Jason Holt.

Blackwell Publishing


270 pages



The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series


Holt (philosophy and pop culture, Acadia U.) and fellow contributors stay true to the comic tone of television's prolific fake news series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart while discussing the show in a philosophical context. Nineteen chapters address how fake news can convey truth (as well as its potential harms), how Jon Stewart's taking on of powerful figures pays homage to Socrates and other public intellectuals, The Daily Show's dismantling of political rhetoric, its treatment of religion, and philosophical themes in spin-offs The Colbert Report and America (The Book).

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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