Politics is a joke anyway
: I often argue that the audience wants opinion and attitude admitted in its news and I use FoxNews and blogs as my proof.
Here’s more proof, the highlight from a new Pew study on consumption of political news:
For Americans under 30, these comedy shows are now mentioned almost as frequently as newspapers and evening network news programs as regular sources for election news.
So much for stuffy old anchors. Should Brian Williams be the next anchor of NBC or Howard Stern?
: More from Pew:
The 2004 presidential campaign is continuing the long-term shift in how the public gets its election news. Television news remains dominant, but there has been further erosion in the audience for broadcast TV news. The Internet, a relatively minor source for campaign news in 2000, is now on par with such traditional outlets as public television broadcasts, Sunday morning news programs and the weekly news magazines. And young people, by far the hardest to reach segment of the political news audience, are abandoning mainstream sources of election news and increasingly citing alternative outlets, including comedy shows such as the Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, as their source for election news.