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By Jason Holt

An interesting and insightful exam of the Emmy-award profitable American satirical information convey, broadcast on Comedy important within the US, and (in an edited variation) on More4 within the united kingdom and CNN foreign round the world.

* comprises dialogue of either The day-by-day Show and its spin-off express, The Colbert Report
* Showcases philosophers at their top, discussing fact, wisdom, truth and the yankee manner
* Highlights the razor sharp serious abilities of Jon Stewart and his colleagues
* Faces difficult and strangely humorous questions about politics, faith, and tool head on

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National Annenberg Election Survey” (press release), Annenberg Public Policy Center (September 21, 2004), p. 1. As a CNN executive later said, Stewart’s appearance was key in the decision to cancel the show. Perhaps it was also a cause of Tucker Carlson giving up his silly bow tie. Signs of the popped bubble include Bush’s pained reaction to Colbert’s performance, the fact that Bush himself mentioned it in a press conference months later (August, 2006), and that shortly after the speech an effort was made to present Bush in the press as “a reader,” allegedly reading Camus’ The Stranger and Shakespeare during the summer of 2006.

Stewart: I think it’s in the Constitution. Any eighth grade civics student knows that the Constitution grants the President the power to make Supreme Court nominations, but Helms’ apparent ignorance gives Stewart the opportunity to remind the audience, in case they’ve forgotten. Works of fiction frequently use this device. Insert an ignorant character into a situation so that relevant information has to be explained to that character, and you thereby inform the audience. So in Stewart’s interaction with correspondents we see that correspondents are often the ones who make things up, and they often play ignorant, leaving Stewart as the reliable source of real news.

So operating, the fake news serves a philosophical function by offering a “metaview” of the Fourth Estate. Consider it this way: while it would be impossible for a single individual to pay attention to all of the media all of the time, the fake news does us a great service by continually monitoring CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and so on. The Daily Show usually begins with a video montage that gives critical commentary on the day’s media coverage. Instead of just watching the news, we’re invited to reflect on how it’s being covered.

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