Skip to comments.Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?
Posted on 08/17/2008 7:36:23 PM PDT by melt
ITS been more than eight years since The Daily Show With Jon Stewart made its first foray into presidential politics with the presciently named Indecision 2000, and the difference in the shows approach to its coverage then and now provides a tongue-in-cheek measure of the shows striking evolution.
In 1999, the Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell struggled to talk his way off Senator John McCains overflow press bus a repository for outcasts, misfits and journalistic bottom-feeders and onto the actual Straight Talk Express, while at the 2000 Republican Convention Mr. Stewart self-deprecatingly promised exclusive coverage of all the days events at least the ones were allowed into.
In this years promotional spot for The Daily Shows convention coverage, the news newbies have been transformed into a swaggering A Team the best campaign team in the universe ever, working out of The Daily Show news-scraper: 117 stories, 73 situation rooms, 26 news tickers, and promising to bring you all the news stories first ... before its even true.
Though this spot is the programs mocking sendup of itself and the news medias mania for self-promotion, it inadvertently gets at one very real truth: the emergence of The Daily Show as a genuine cultural and political force.
When Americans were asked in a 2007 poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press to name the journalist they most admired, Mr. Stewart, the fake news anchor, came in at No. 4, tied with the real news anchors Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw of NBC, Dan Rather of CBS and Anderson Cooper of CNN. And a study this year from the centers Project for Excellence in Journalism concluded that The Daily Show is clearly impacting American dialogue and getting people to think critically...
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John Stewart is the result of the superior "Public Ecudation System" in America...
nope, Bubba is with interns
In other words, just another left-wing hackfest for dishonest liberals. At least Stewart is more entertaining than the other blowhards, but that just makes him more dangerous. Hey, if they want credibilty, why don't they make Michael Moore a news anchor? /s
He strikes me as a smarmy little rodent or maybe a weasel.
Sounds like 5 fake news anchors to me and of the 5, I think Stewart is the most credible..
the least fake.
He’s an untalented, obnoxious left-wing hack, just like Colbert, although I actually find Colbert more annoying. The depressing part is all the stoned college kids who think he’s funny.
Jon Stewart was the biology teacher in the movie, ‘The Faculty’. When the alien took his body over, he should have stayed there rather than go on his quasinewsprogram.
Is pi** poor that many get the 4-1-1 on America from this dude.
Only the New York Times would pose such an inane question as some sort of profound rumination.
I appreciate your blanket condemnation.
I am an educator. If you think public education is bad, have you tried our private system?
The facts are that most students tend to be liberal because they are poor and uneducated. When they become education, it is often by weak-kneed liberal teachers.
I teach college and most of my colleagues are weak-kneed liberals. BUT, we still have one of the best education systems in the world.
His is funny but....the sad thing is that many kids actually think his humor is a substitute for wisdom.
What is the The Daily Show and who is Jon Stewart?
In other words, most of we voters have never seen or heard of this guy the NY Slimes gushes about. Most US voters are too engrossed in TV soporifics and make up their minds on who to vote for by thinking the name on the ballot sounds good or seeing a last minuted campaign ad on TV.
The few who give a darn are here on FR and similar sites. Unfortunately, we are .05 percent of the populace.
No worries! Stoned college kids don't vote!
I don’t know about that but in my mind the National Enquirer is now the Most Trusted Newspaper in America.
Youngsters today think he is a legitimate news source.
I kid you not.
Definitely one of the Most Self-Important People in America.
Tell me about it. I intended to vote for McGovern in 72, but got FU’d and forgot to vote.
America has the best post-graduate education system in the World, especially in the Sciences.
But kids are being brainwashed to be losers & victims from Kindergarten on...
Stewart has good (great actually)delivery he’s just on the wrong side like most chosen
this time around though...I bet at least 25% of Jews go to McCain
it’s a start
i had a flat argument with a Jewish associate recently about how Jews could support Obama who was cozy with anti-Semites
the usual weak fear of the religious right and all that phantom shite...sad..tepid and canned
Stewart is a talented man, but face it, he’s a leftist working for a left-wing world. He just makes money off it in his comedy show.
Walter Cronkite would turn over in his grave if he heard that.
Oh, wait--- he's not dead yet! Sorry, my mistake...
I looked it up. Leibowitz a/k/a Jon Stewart only averages about 1.5 million viewers.