September 29, 2004


More Americans may get their news from ABC News, but I get all mine from The Onion and the The Daily Show. It's a sad day when you learn to trust the "fake" news more than the "real" news... but perhaps they're more trustworthy since it's easier to tell the truth when you disguise it as parody, because no one would really say they're against the war in Iraq or that Bush is one of the worst presidents ever. Right?

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A article reported that Daily Show viewers scored higher than Letterman or Leno viewers on a political quiz. The article also says another CNN quiz showed that Daily Show viewers tend to know more about election issues than people who read newspapers or watch regular news. (Both quizes available via the link above). The article goes on to compare Daily Show viewers with O'Reilly Factor viewers, saying "Daily Show viewers are 78 percent more likely than the average adult to have four or more years of college education, while O'Reilly's audience is only 24 percent more likely to have that much schooling. Plus, the network noted, "Daily Show" viewers are 26 percent more likely to have a household income more than $100,000, while O'Reilly's audience is only 11 percent more likely to make that much money.

Posted by: Kristina at September 29, 2004 02:37 PM