Attacks on Russian Journalists Become Fodder for Comedy

So absurdly dangerous has the situation become for journalists in Russia, especially journalists critical of the government, it has become material for comedy. The latest to lampoon this unfolding tragedy is the popular U.S. satire news program, the Daily Show, hosted by Jon Stewart. The Daily Show has given increasingly significant coverage to Russia issues over the past year – if only the mainstream (non-satire) media could follow suit.

And just a few days earlier, Jon Stewart’s colleague Stephen Colbert interviewed New Yorker journalist Michael Specter – author of an opus on violence against dissidents in today’s Russia.