I'll admit I don't watch anymore primarily because it is on too late now that Fundbaby has arrived. But when people talk about it, and most of these folks are my left-wing friends, they always talk about how Jon Stewart is ridiculing Republicans and Wall Street. And when I ask them if it's a news show, they laugh and say no.
But my understanding is that A LOT of kids actually treat it as a news show. That opinions are formed. That information is transmitted. And last night's "interview" with Jim Cramer, in which two FRIGGIN MEDIA FIGURES, both of whom are basically entertainers, produces headlines all over the web, I guess I wonder exactly what's news, what's not news, and what's the Daily Show? Anyone who watches it regularly, help me out here.
Strangely I think the Daily Show, like a lot of comedy/news/current affairs outlets faces a real problem with Obama. First off, Bush was just plain easier to make fun of. The guy's a dufus. But there are other obvious problems with Obama, like the race thing. I wonder how they'll do in terms of evening out the bias that others have found (see the above link) and subjecting him to the ridicule he should get as president.