posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 07:59 PM
As someone already said, it is sad that it takes a comedian to get the truth to the public. Of course, most know better than to watch it as a
traditional news show. It is humorous. It has long been the right of the comedian to cross the boundary line of political correctness and state more
truth than spin. Very few people in the normal world get away with blasting away at governments, races, religions, sexes, and more freely. Most of
the time, people will laugh alongside.
The Daily Show is an excellent show, as is the Colbert Report and you can never talk about this group without lumping in the great Lewis Black.
Comedy Central struck righteous gold when they started this show. As well, TDS ability to spin successful careers out of its cast reminds me of how
many people owe their careers to SNL.
When I watched Robin Williams' "Man of the Year", the Daily Show was the first show I thought about.
Hard news? Nope. Party lines? I doubt it. However, they couldnt even make fun of the news if they didnt know what was going on and have a crack
research team. So, I will keep watching, laughing, and taking a bit of stock in the (un)news that is presented there. Just keep feeding me my
"moment of Zen".