Media Project

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Shen-1 Media Project Summary On the August 26 th episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, topics covered included Glenn Beck’s rally, Ken Mailman’s sexuality, and the mosque proposal near Ground Zero. Beck was ridiculed on the show, and accused mainly of hypocrisy. Clips were showed of Beck accusing the government as authoritative, followed by clips of Beck giving out commands. His “Restoring Honor” rally on August 28 th was also mocked. The controversial figure was depicted as clueless, not realizing August 28 th correlated with the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” The next issue covered was Republican Ken Mailman’s revealing of homosexuality. He too was depicted as a hypocrite. Mailman supported former President George W. Bush’s campaign to make gay marriage illegal. The final topic was the building of a mosque near Ground Zero through a visit of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. The mayor seemed, although subtly, to support the mosque’s construction. He mentioned the 1
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course GEN 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at Purdue.

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