Phil Bronstein
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

April 8, 2009 NailingEdit


  • says the internets is killing newspaper
    • leaving Stephen to line his bird cage with laptops
  • newspaper editor
  • he is applying for a job
    • they aren't hiring right now, tough economy
  • Stephen read about the dying newspaper
    • in a newspaper
  • like going to a bar and saying who wants to buy me a drink; I have herpes
  • variety of things killing newspaper
    • Stephen may be one of them
  • Google isn't helping
  • AOL gets it's news from newspapers
  • editor of San Francisco Chronicle
    • may hang in there
  • 10 years ago newspapers decided not to charge for online content
    • Adam and Eve moment
      • Eve may have been charging for something
  • newspapers are the only thing that supports rooms of journalists
  • niche market newspaper
    • make special stories for certain people
  • farmers can go to the G20
  • solution
    • Napster didn't hurt music industry
  • gold rush industry
  • iTunes
    • there may be a jail term for people who don't pay for their news
  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • if newspapers hold the powerful to account through investigations
    • if they go away; we may enter golden age of corruption
      • Stephen might be able to make a buck out of it
  • handheld won't tell you if a local politician is a crook
    • can get naked pictures from the political crook

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