Is Jon Stewart the New Democratic King Maker? Faux News … Political Idol Maker … Jawa Seems to Think So
Jon Stewart of the Daily Show is to Democrat Candidates as Rush Limbaugh was to Republicans. At first glance I though, nah. Then when I really looked at it and gave it some thought … Jon Stewart sure is.
Rusty at My Pet Jawa has hit the nail on the head, sadly enough. Jon Stewart is the new Rush and “faux” journalism is the new “talk radio”. The connection that Jon Stewart has with young voters is impressive; however, the fact that Stewart is considered a news source borders on frightening and pathetic. The numbers do not lie.
Ratings for The Daily Show’s coverage of the ’06 elections were second only to The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News. 2.0 million Americans tuned into Comedy Central on Tuesday to follow election results. That’s right, more people were watching a comedian talk about the news than an anchor on CNN.
And just who is it that is tuning into The Daily Show? Young people. Lot’s of them.