Thursday, March 5, 2009

Funny Business

The guys at Comedy Central were at the top of their games last night, proving that they have no trouble mixing hilarity with spot-on social criticism, even post-W.

Jon Stewart's utterly devastating smackdown of CNBC for its reportorial failures leading up to the financial collapse must be seen to be believed.

And Stephen Colbert's parody of the out-of-control doomsday scenarios emanating from cable TV-land was a crack up.

I'm going to do some research on the effect of these worst-case-scenario predictions I've been hearing recently (and they're not just on Fox News). Given how much the economy is affected by collective psychology, this fear-mongering can't be helping and it seems to me it's getting pretty ridiculous. Stay tuned.

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