Yesterday I wrote about the media pretty much ignoring the 40th anniversary of Stonewall which is fast approaching this weekend. As of Thursday there had been just one cable news segment (Maddow) and two substantive print stories from America's top ten daily newspapers (both in the New York Daily News).
Well, according to a new search of TVeyes.com there's still nothing more from cable or network news. The top ten daily newspapers haven't faired any better either -- just two guest op-eds (New York Times & Houston Chronicle) and an AP story that makes passing reference to Stonewall (printed in Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle). Still nothing from USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times or the Arizona Republic.
Fear not though, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report had an interview last night with Jim Fouratt, a journalist who survived the Stonewall riots and his “The Word” segment also focused on Stonewall.
In the words of tharri874, a commenter here on our website, “Wow, so it takes a news parody show to actually cover the anniversary of Stonewall. No wonder so many prefer to watch The Daily Show and Colbert. They're not just more entertaining; they're more informative.”
We'll see what happens this weekend. Enjoy Colbert below:
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Word - Stonewalling|