Saturday, October 1, 2005

The World Does Not Run On Print?

Magazine Publishers of America (MPA), sponsors of an Advertising Week event, were entertained by John Stewart, host of The Daily Show. The theme of the night was 'Laughing Matters: Magazines Celebrate Humor.'

While welcomed with sincere appreciation, Jon Stewart, the well-paid moderator of the event, probably lost a few fans when he said that print media's place is '... at the children's table.' To make matters worse, he also stated 'the world doesn't run on print,' to the audience of magazine executives, advertisers and reporters!

MPA spokesman Howard Polskin said, 'We were all entertained by the irony of Jon Stewart poking fun at print media, especially because his face has graced the covers of so many magazines.'

Good save, Mr. Polskin. I sure hope you were not the one who suggested Jon Stewart as a moderator.

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