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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Daily Show is as substantive as the "real" news

The Daily Show is as substantive as the "real" news:
The Daily Show is much funnier than traditional newscasts, but a new study from Indiana University says it has the same amount of meat on its bones when it comes to coverage of the news.
Alright, IU just rocked in my book. It's true, though - humor grants information along with mere jocularity. See The Show with Ze Frank. Not only does it provide lots of humor and enjoyment, but the explanations of the jokes are probably more informative than CNN. You can't make a joke about the Foley scandal without providing some kind of summary. The summary then tells people what is going on, and then people can laugh at your joke (or not), and also be updated. Humor and content are not exclusive.
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Blogger LennyP said...

I think that is more a commentary on the sunbstance of the real news than the worthiness of fake news.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

but when it's presented in a comedic format, it's easier to pay attention to. i mean, who wants to listen to some anchorman drone on and on and on about god cares what? i'd rather listen to the daily show or zefrank than FOX or CNN.


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