Stephen Colbert On Working For Free

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I haven’t posted on this blog in forever, but this video – a clip from last night’s Colbert Report – seemed like a good way to get my feet wet again. In this clip, Stephen Colbert discusses the recent layoff of 50 staff members at CNN: “Nobody important. Just editors and photojournalists.”

The commentary is typical Colbert – humorous and simultaneously scathing – and I can’t help but relate his argument against CNN i-Reporters to ones against bloggers who write for exposure rather than wages. The situation is laid out so neatly so as to seem absurd. Sadly, it’s a very real problem.

Enjoy the video…

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