Some would say that the CNN and other broadcast news problem is the need to fill 24 hours of airtime with meaningful content, while the digital issue is how to verify the source when torrents of information assault the system.
While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.
Jon Stewart is a true genius. But he's a comic genius. And without even being a true journalist he brilliantly managed to do what no one else has done: get Fox to admit that it's a politically biased television network.
The artfulness with which Fox can deliver its product is a wonder to behold, but owes more to the reach technology has within our media-addicted culture than the actual validity of what's being broadcast.
Of all the icons that the iconoclastic Jon Stewart chooses to smash, the one that gets media figures in the most trouble is the infallibility of Israel, which is why Stewart is all alone out there. But he won't be for long.