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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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.