Off the Media: Dave, Again

We always learn a few things from On the Media. This week, we can say: We had this one first. Dave Marash, who’s been making the rounds as Al Jazeera International’s new Washington, D.C., anchor, spoke to us three weeks ago, after taking a ribbing on Stephen Colbert’s show, in part for being Jewish. OTM Co-host Bob Garfield brought up the Jewish angle.

There were a few new-ish angles: Marash says he won’t have difficulty booking guests, and doesn’t fear getting his salary from a goverment entity. Here’s the link to OTM’s mp3 audio. ( If it doesn’t open when you click, paste the link http://audio.wnyc.org/otm/otm022406e.mp3 into your browser’s address field and hit “enter”.)