Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

“Isthmus is a newspaper of sorts”


While we’re on the subject of ethical journalism (and we are, aren’t we?), Ann Althouse asks why Isthmus columnist Jack Craver turned off the camera filming a camel struggling on ice when he was asked by the Daily Show’s John Oliver.

The reporter, Jack Craver, apparently obliges John Oliver who tells him to shut off the camera. The animal struggles for 10 minutes, we hear in the final video, but there’s no video of most of that — it seems because Craver bowed to the authority of a comedian. Craver refers to Oliver as a “correspondent.” Hello? He’s an actor.

Unfortunately, Craver’s e-mail address is hidden from the public. I tweeted him on Twitter but I have not received a reply.

In the meantime, someone should tell Jon Stewart to just build a pyramid next time.

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