June 13, 2007

Josh Wolf on The Colbert Report, Part 2

Last night, Josh Wolf was the featured guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Before the show aired, I set up my Comcast DVR to record the show, and I was surprised to see that the show's description was "Journalist Josh Wolf" (emphasis added). In the discussion about Josh Wolf and his judicial shenanigans, people disagree about whether Josh is a journalist, blogger, or regular person with no importance. Although Colbert referred to Josh as "controversial video blogger Josh Wolf", I think the cable guide's description was more fitting.

Josh was doing his thing on the Report last night. He stuck to his talking points like a pro, and didn't get flustered when Colbert did his Colbert schtick. Josh knew that Colbert's show is half joke, half serious, which made his interview less fun to watch because Colbert didn't get the best of him, but it's still good for Josh.

I guess Josh will have to add "media pundit" to his list of accomplishments now.

June 6, 2007

Josh Wolf on The Colbert Report

Josh Wolf, a media activist and fellow SFSU alumnus, is going to appear on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report tomorrow night (June 12). I recommend tuning in, if only to see Josh and Colbert butt heads. Josh is very open-minded and progressive. He spent 184 days in jail for freedom of the press, and deserves our media attention.

I can just imagine Colbert's jokes about how Josh is a liberal tree-hugger, and I can't wait to see it live.

Hopefully, I'll post some comments about the show after the fact.

Gay Marriage through an Economic Perspectice

I was listening to NPR's Marketplace (as I do everyday) and I was pleasantly surprised to hear a story about gay marriage (linked above). The reporter mentioned a recent report issued by the state of New York that states that legalizing gay marriage would lead to an increase in tourist dollars brought to the businesses of New York. What a great idea! Republicans love money, but tend to not approve of gay marriage, and this may be a great way to sway a few opinions.