The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Introduction: Great Book, or the Greatest Book?.
Segment One: Headlines: Faux News is Good News:.
1. Amusing Ourselves to Death with Television News: Jon Stewart, Neil Postman, and the Huxleyan Warning: Gerald J. Erion (Medaille College).
2. The Fake, the False, and the Fictional: The Daily Show as News Source: Michael Gettings (Hollins University).
3. The Fake News as the Fifth Estate: Rachael Sotos (New School for General Studies).
4. The Good, the Bad, and The Daily Show: Jason Zinser (Florida State University).
Segment Two: Correspondent’s Report: Jon Stewart (Not Mill) as Philosopher, Sort Of:.
5. Jon Stewart and the New Public Intellectual: Terrance MacMullan (Eastern Washington University).
6. Stewart and Socrates: Speaking Truth to Power: Judith Barad (Indiana State University).
7. Can The Daily Show Save Democracy? Jon Stewart as the Gadfly of Gotham: Steven Michels and Michael Ventimiglia (Buffalo State College and Sacred Heart University).
8. Jon the Cynic: Dog Philosophy 101: Alejandro Bárcenas (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Segment Three: Regular Feature: Critical Thinking and the War on Bullshit:.
9. Public Discourse and the Stewart Model of Critical Thinking: Roben Torosyan (Fairfield University).
10. The Daily Show’s Exposé of Political Rhetoric: Liam P. Dempsey (Dalhousie University).
11. Bullshit and Political Spin: Is the Medium the Massage?: Kimberly A. Blessing and Joseph J. Marren (both Buffalo State College).
12. Bullshitting Bullshitters and the Bullshit They Say: Andrew Sneddon (University of Ottawa).
Segment Four: Interview: Religion, God, and Darwin:.
13. The Challenge of Religious Diversity in “This Week in God”: Matthew S. Lopresti (Hawaii Pacific University).
14. Contingency, Irony, and “This Week in God”: Brad Frazier (Lee University).
15. Evolution, Schmevolution: Jon Stewart and the Culture Wars: Massimo Pigliucci (Stony Brook University).
Segment Five: Checking in with Stephen Colbert/Your Moment of Zen: Beyond The Daily Show:.
16. America (The Book): Textbook Parody and Democratic Theory: Steve Vanderheiden (University of Minnesota Duluth).
17. The Daily Show/Colbert Report Guide to Neologizing: Jason Holt (Acadia University).
18. Truthiness, Self-Deception, and Intuitive Knowledge: Amber L. Griffioen (University of Iowa).
19. Stephen Colbert, Irony, and Speaking Truthiness to Power: Kevin S. Decker (Eastern Washington University).
Senior Philosophical Correspondents.