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The Man & The Myth of Jon Stewart

The Man & The Myth of Jon Stewart: The Power of Mediatized Rituals, Public Figures, and Discourse in Postmodernity

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The confrontation between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer began on March 4th, 2009, when The Daily Show aired a segment highlighting some of the most optimistic predictions and soft interviews conducted by CNBC commentators and hosts before and during the market collapse of 2008. It’s important to note that although footage of Cramer was included, the segment was initially aimed at CNBC and Rick Santelli, an analyst who had canceled his interview with the show.

However, although CNBC declined to comment on the negative critique, Cramer responded by writing a column that argued he had been quoted out of context, and defending his reputation as an analyst (Gold 2009/3/11). Perhaps sensing a target too e…

The Enlightened Crowd

So, here's a new twist for this fine interwebz publication: graduate papers. Intended for thinking not plagiarizing, I'm going to start posting the majors papers I write for my Communication Management Master's degree. I started this project as a way to write about things that interested me when I had a job that made me write a lot about things I didn't give two shits about. But, now that I'm back in school, I get to write about things that interest me all the time; might as well continue sharing such things here.

Below is the first major paper I've written in about 3 years. It compares the 1957 film A Face In The Crowd, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg, with the Dialectic of Enlightenment by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, first published in 1944.

The Enlightened Crowd: Issues of Culture and Power in A Face in the Crowd and the Dialectic of Enlightenment

In 1957 the creative writing and directing team of Kazan and Schulberg released A Face …