No Joke: Study Finds "The Daily Show" as Substantive as Network News
"So which was a better program to watch during the last presidential election for campaign information, the evening news or "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart?" An� academic study� published last week reports that "The Daily Show" had as much substantive political content covering the 2004 campaign as did the national network evening news. But the real take-away from the study shouldn't be "it's great that 'The Daily Show' is so politically substantial" but �that the network news producers should be downright ashamed of themselves for putting out such a shoddy product...."Read more.
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