Saturday, June 24, 2006

Jon Stewart Poisoning Democracy

According to Richard Morin, a Washington Post columnist, Jon Stewart, the anchor of the satirical news show, The Daily Show, is partly responsible for poisoning America's youth. Matt Stoler has more.

In all fairness, Morin doesn't speak out against Stewart. However, the implication is that Jon Stewart is participating in a needless rabble rousing campaign against the establishment.

The results showed that the participants rated both candidates more negatively after watching Stewart's program. Participants also expressed less trust in the electoral system and more cynical views of the news media, according to the researchers' article, in the latest issue of American Politics Research.

In conclusion, Jon Stewart celebrates democracy while Richard Morin fears it.


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