In American media, the split between news and entertainment has never been clear-cut. It seems obviously arbitrary that Glenn Beck's show appears on FOX News, while Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is relegated to Comedy Central. The absurdly ignorant remarks of politicians in press conferences, or the temper tantrums of senators remixed into YouTube hits, remind us daily that the individuals we elect to public office, and the public personas that they enact, are not necessarily as serious as the issues they are charged with rectifying. But sometimes, the results of this cultural blurring can be surprising, and the media attention garnered can
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