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 Stewart_jon_dailyshowRepublicans. At first glance I though, nah. Then when I really looked at it and gave it some thought … Jon Stewart sure is.

Go to JAWA and read this rather fascinating and interesting perspective on how the most least likely Democratic pundit altered the 2006 Election. Also available at Town Hall.

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.

 

Posted November 10, 2006 by
Bloggers, Celebrity, Media, Politics | 6 comments


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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Is Jon Stewart the New Democratic King Maker? Faux News … Political Idol Maker … Jawa Seems to Think So”

    1. joe bear on November 11th, 2006 12:11 am

      He is funny.Joe

    2. dutchhog on November 11th, 2006 12:20 am

      i love him he’s one of the funniest guys on tv today!with the funniest show!and he bashes everyone reb or dem!well everybody who acts like a moron!al rush limbaugh needs is a sheet over his head!he’s not a republican he’s a nazi!

    3. TJM on November 11th, 2006 7:26 am

      First off,it’s Jon not John. Having 2 college kids,I’ve seen them and their friends follow the Daily Show for 2 reasons. It’s the best political satire in any medium and as a result,they talk about issues,real ones,more than they did before. The part the faux Family Guy misses is that the Daily Show audience is younger,smarter and more,not less,knowledgeable about the political scene.Which is a vast improvement over the dittoheads who are lied to and manipulated on a regular basis,like,say,what goes on here.

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      SM: Thanks, for some reason sp check altered everything. The tone of your comment is so typical, however. Knowing better than everyone else and some how you are right because you say so and can insult others in the process.

      However, the rest of your comments are spoken like a true Democrat. Please do not go down the typical path that ditto heads are stupid. That is so lame and tired and argument. Stereotyping does nothing.

      The fact that satire passes as the news is the point … you win the prize. The problem is political discussions are being based off satire as being believed as a fact. Thats what makes it faux news. If this is the only way our children can become engaged in the political processs and world events, then God help us.

      I am so sorry you seem to hate what goes on here … you read why?

      R

    4. McGehee on November 11th, 2006 9:22 am

      Jon Stewart will “Maher” himself before too much longer.

    5. joe bear on November 11th, 2006 1:01 pm

      Can’t we just laugh at Jon,like at the Oscars.I don’t agree with much he says,but I do laugh .

    6. McGehee on November 12th, 2006 10:26 am

      Thing is, Joe, for me to laugh at him, I’d have to watch him.

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