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In Defense of Cable News' Trayvon Martin Spectacle

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates is a longtime fan of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show but found himself disagreeing with the comedian this week. In a recent skit, Stewart skewered the American news media for its coverage of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Coates argues that if it weren't for the media blitz that these outlets provided, most Americans wouldn't know about Martin at all.
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