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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Analyzing the Daily Show

As you have probably guessed, I am a regular viewer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I found these excellent posts about a research project involving this program, and how people get their news.

Not surprisingly, many Americans--particularly younger ones--use political comedy shows such as TDS to get political news and that those who watch TDS appear to be better informed than those who do not, all else being equal.

I find it completely hilarious that more young people get their news from watching a "fake news" program than by watching actual news. Of course, if you live here in the Milwaukee area, the local news is well...CRAP.

Special thanks to Public Brewery and Brewtown Politico for this most excellent post.

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