Jon Stewart the Newsman

“Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?” asks the NYTimes: “they’ve done so in ways that straight news programs cannot: speaking truth to power in blunt, sometimes profane language”

“Jon Stewart [is] as substantive as network news” Indiana University.

“The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are notable for having relatively well-informed audiences that are younger than the national average: 34% of regular Colbert viewers answered the three political knowledge questions correctly, as did 30% of regular Daily Show viewers.” Pew Report.

How pathetic the news coverage in this country is when a comedy show is the primary news source for many people.

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