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The ultimate Daily Show and philosophy : more moments of Zen, more indecision theory / edited by Jason Holt.

Contributor(s): Holt, Jason.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013Edition: [2nd ed.].Description: 1 online resource (xii, 361 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118617380; 111861738X; 9781118617410; 111861741X.Subject(s): Daily show (Television program) | Daily show (Television program) | Daily show (Television program) | PERFORMING ARTS -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ultimate Daily Show and philosophy.DDC classification: 791.45/72 | 791.4572 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy: More Moments : of Zen, More : Indecision Theory; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: From Wiley-Blackwell's World Philosophy Headquarters in Malden; Segment 1 Headlines: Faux News Is Good News; 1 Rallying Against the Conflictinator: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and Entertainment Bias; Amusing Ourselves to Death; The Huxleyan Warning; Postman and Television News; The Daily Show and Television News; Conversation and Crossfire; Business News, CNBC, and Jim Cramer; Fox News Sunday and TV's Entertainment Bias.
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or FearA Huxleyan Moment of Zen?; Notes; 2 The Fake, the False, and the Fictional: The Daily Show as News Source; Is The Daily Show Fiction?; Hilarious Make-'Em-Ups; Sheer Outrageousness and Surprising Truth; The Role of "Senior" Correspondents; Playing Dumb; The Daily Show, Our Government, and Other News Outlets; The Daily Show v. The Onion; Fake News, Real Messages; Notes; 3 The Daily Show: An Ethos for the Fifth Estate; All the Fake News Fit to Print; The Voice of the People; The Fifth Estate as a State of Mind; Notes.
4 Seriously Funny: Mockery as a Political WeaponThe Politics of Laughter; The Dark Side of Mockery; Mockery, Censorship, and the Free Spread of Ideas; The Place of Mockery in Politics; Notes; 5 Keeping It (Hyper) Real: Anchoring in the Age of Fake News; Baudrillard's World; The Walking Talking Hyperreal; Organize a Fake News Broadcast; The "Best F♯@king News Team Ever"; The Larger Argument; Notes; Segment 2 L ive Report: Jon Stewart (Not Mill) as Philosopher, Sort of; 6 Jon Stewart: The New and Improved Public Intellectual; Why Americans Hate Intellectuals.
You Know It's Hard out Here for a Public IntellectualStewart's Ironic Blah, Blah, Blah; "Help Us Hebrew One! You're Our Only Hope!"; Notes; 7 Stewart and Socrates: Speaking Truth to Power; Here Come the Sophists!; To Scoff at the Sophist in Office; Men with a Mission; A Method to Their Madness; The Audience: Questioning Youths or Stoned Slackers?; The Irony of It All; "Monkey" Idol or Thoughtful Partisan Satirist?; Notes; 8 Jon the Cynic: Dog Philosophy 101; Rebel with a Cause; Humor Leads to Truth; A Healthy Dose of Cynicism; Notes; 9 "Jews! Camera 3": How Jon Stewart Echoes Martin Buber.
Really? You're Jewish?Team Buber; Passover v. Easter; Earth (The Book)-Mocking the Sacred; The New Jersey Connection; Notes; Segment 3 Field Report: Politics and Critical Thinking; 10 More Bullshit: Political Spin and the PR-Ization of Media; The Essence of Bullshit and the Truth about Lies; Liars, Liars, Pants on Fire; More Bullshit, Piled Higher and Deeper; A New Spin on an Old Art; Was Frankfurt BS-ing about Spin?; PR-ization of the Media; Spin Alley; Truth Matters; Notes; 11 The Senior Black Correspondent: Saying What Needs to Be Said; Satire: A Tradition of Cultural Criticism.
Summary: Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our Senior Philosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised, expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before the philosophical significance of the quintessential "fake" news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the first 2007 editionIncludes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off, The Colbert Report. Reveals why and how The Daily Show is philosophically engaging and significant. Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality, and the American Way. Faces head on tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power.
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The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy: More Moments : of Zen, More : Indecision Theory; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: From Wiley-Blackwell's World Philosophy Headquarters in Malden; Segment 1 Headlines: Faux News Is Good News; 1 Rallying Against the Conflictinator: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and Entertainment Bias; Amusing Ourselves to Death; The Huxleyan Warning; Postman and Television News; The Daily Show and Television News; Conversation and Crossfire; Business News, CNBC, and Jim Cramer; Fox News Sunday and TV's Entertainment Bias.

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or FearA Huxleyan Moment of Zen?; Notes; 2 The Fake, the False, and the Fictional: The Daily Show as News Source; Is The Daily Show Fiction?; Hilarious Make-'Em-Ups; Sheer Outrageousness and Surprising Truth; The Role of "Senior" Correspondents; Playing Dumb; The Daily Show, Our Government, and Other News Outlets; The Daily Show v. The Onion; Fake News, Real Messages; Notes; 3 The Daily Show: An Ethos for the Fifth Estate; All the Fake News Fit to Print; The Voice of the People; The Fifth Estate as a State of Mind; Notes.

4 Seriously Funny: Mockery as a Political WeaponThe Politics of Laughter; The Dark Side of Mockery; Mockery, Censorship, and the Free Spread of Ideas; The Place of Mockery in Politics; Notes; 5 Keeping It (Hyper) Real: Anchoring in the Age of Fake News; Baudrillard's World; The Walking Talking Hyperreal; Organize a Fake News Broadcast; The "Best F♯@king News Team Ever"; The Larger Argument; Notes; Segment 2 L ive Report: Jon Stewart (Not Mill) as Philosopher, Sort of; 6 Jon Stewart: The New and Improved Public Intellectual; Why Americans Hate Intellectuals.

You Know It's Hard out Here for a Public IntellectualStewart's Ironic Blah, Blah, Blah; "Help Us Hebrew One! You're Our Only Hope!"; Notes; 7 Stewart and Socrates: Speaking Truth to Power; Here Come the Sophists!; To Scoff at the Sophist in Office; Men with a Mission; A Method to Their Madness; The Audience: Questioning Youths or Stoned Slackers?; The Irony of It All; "Monkey" Idol or Thoughtful Partisan Satirist?; Notes; 8 Jon the Cynic: Dog Philosophy 101; Rebel with a Cause; Humor Leads to Truth; A Healthy Dose of Cynicism; Notes; 9 "Jews! Camera 3": How Jon Stewart Echoes Martin Buber.

Really? You're Jewish?Team Buber; Passover v. Easter; Earth (The Book)-Mocking the Sacred; The New Jersey Connection; Notes; Segment 3 Field Report: Politics and Critical Thinking; 10 More Bullshit: Political Spin and the PR-Ization of Media; The Essence of Bullshit and the Truth about Lies; Liars, Liars, Pants on Fire; More Bullshit, Piled Higher and Deeper; A New Spin on an Old Art; Was Frankfurt BS-ing about Spin?; PR-ization of the Media; Spin Alley; Truth Matters; Notes; 11 The Senior Black Correspondent: Saying What Needs to Be Said; Satire: A Tradition of Cultural Criticism.

Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our Senior Philosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised, expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before the philosophical significance of the quintessential "fake" news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the first 2007 editionIncludes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off, The Colbert Report. Reveals why and how The Daily Show is philosophically engaging and significant. Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality, and the American Way. Faces head on tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power.

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