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

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Overview

The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News by Jason Holt

An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world.

  • Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report
  • Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way
  • Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues
  • Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power head on

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405163149
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/14/2008
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #29
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jason Holt is Assistant Professor at Acadia University. He is author of Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness (2003).

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