The journalist and media critic, Professor Joe Cutbirth from UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism, joins Joseph Planta to discuss Stephen Colbert’s recent tapings in Vancouver, satire on television, and observations on the Winter Olympic Games.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
In the midst of these Olympic Games, we look at how the media has covered them and Vancouver. Joe Cutbirth is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. He is an award winning journalist and media critic, appearing regularly on the Huffington Post. He is the author of a forthcoming book, Fake News, Real Politics, which looks at satire on late night television, and its effect on politics. So, who better to ask about Stephen Colbert and his recent taping of programs here at these games. In fact, his dissertation looks at Jon Stewart’s impact on the 2004 campaign. His website for more is www.joecutbirth.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Joe Cutbirth; Good morning, Professor Cutbirth.