02 October 2004

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America

Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Comedy Central does a better job of giving a narrative to current events than any news program. This is on my list of must reads.

It's almost Darwinian - news shows have moved so far from actual news into entertainment, that it was inevitable that entertainment shows would rush in to fill the vacuum and begin covering the news. The Daily Show puts news into perspective in a way that CNN, Fox, and even the New York Times should. Stewart and crew are willing to say that the emperor has no clothes, and he looks silly naked.

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