A study conducted by Indiana University has found that Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ offers news coverage that is just as substantive as news programs such as World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News. Analysing coverage of the 2004 US national conventions and the first presidential debate of the campaign, it was found that the “average amounts of video and audio substance in the broadcast network news stories” was the same as with news networks. In fact, The Daily Show gave its viewers longer stories on the topics covered and contained less hype.
Mainstream news is so awful, it’s no surprise The Daily Show is so informative.
Check out this video of a discussion on the report.