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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

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12:55a
The Daily Show 4/24/07 -- brilliant
A recent Pew survey showed that viewers of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are better informed than viewers of any other news shows (for certain value of "news"), with Fox "News" viewers being the least informed. Tonight, we got an especially sharp reminder of why this is so.

Tonight's Show, April 24, 2007, started off with a piece of fluff with Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid getting physical. The next segment was a brilliant and devastating debate between... First term Pres. Bush and Current Pres. Bush. Ah, the flip flops. No other source covers the current occupant of the White House more accurately than The Daily Show.

Still, the highlight was lengthy interview with Sen. John McCain. McCain is The Daily Show's most frequent guest, and host Jon Stewart felt very comfortable with him. Stewart has, in the past, bent over backwards with his conservative Republican guests, and often tiptoes around their lies and deceit. With McCain, Stewart was far more direct and dead on target, dissecting erroneous rhetoric and pointing out where arguments were specious and just plain wrong.

Leap at the chance to see this show. The episode is not notable for any one line or bit of satire, it's notable for covering the issues in a way the conservative news media just refuses to. You will be better informed.
9:28a
Doug Friauf, RIP
From Duane Friauf

"I just learned that Doug passed away at 2:50 am this Wednesday morning April 25, 2007"

Lynn Anderson, Doug Friauf, Brian Westley
Lynn Anderson, Doug Friauf, Brian Westley
Minicon 42, April 7, 2007
 
Doug Friauf and Dave Romm
Doug Friauf and Dave Romm
KFAI Studio 4, Sept. 25, 1999, Shockwave Radio Theater's 20th Anniversary
5:20p
Doug Friauf, further info
From Duane Friauf

Visitation will be at 9:30am 1 hour before a 10:30 service on Saturday April 28th at Westwood Lutheran Church 9001 Cedar Lake Road St. Louis Park, MN.

Also, Doug requested a model of Enterprise be placed in his wheelchair for the service. Do you know anyone with a starship we could use?

Duane left me his address in S. Mpls and phone number, which I won't post. If you want to drop off anything, contact me.

Crossposted to mnstf

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