'It took a comedian'

The complete box set of Canwest’s series on the decline of Canadian politics—Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V.

That last story recalls Jon Stewart’s semi-legendary appearance on CNN’s late Crossfire—a moment I’ve been secretly waiting to see repeated here for some time now.

In the meantime, here’s Richard Foot’s summation of the media situation.

Canada’s media have not had a similar watershed moment, but critics say the faults of political punditry and journalism in this country are much the same: too much meaningless drama ( “who’s up! who’s down!'”); an obsession with conflict and minor scandal; and too much partisan bluster, particularly on television.

See previously.