Daily Show Tours 'Creaky Old Rag' NYT

Correspondent compares paper to 'Colonial Williamsburg'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2009 9:09 AM CDT
Jason Jones tours the Times.   (Comedy Central)
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(Newser) – The Daily Show took a withering look at the state of the New York Times last night, comparing its newsroom to “Colonial Williamsburg,” Gawker reports. “Do you know they still make paper newspapers today?” Jason Jones asks viewers before interviewing Times staff. “Why is aged news better than real news?” he queries an editor, wanting to see “one thing” in the paper “that happened today.”

“What’s this?” Jones wonders, picking up a corded phone. He later asks Times executive editor Bill Keller whether his paper makes “Huffington Post money.” Keller slams HuffPost, saying “it's a lot easier to stay home and riff on the work that somebody else does,” to which Jones replies “much easier and more fun to read.” “What's black and white and red all over?” Jones asks. “Your balance sheets.”