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'''''The Daily Show''''' is a [[satire|satirical]] program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of [[public school]] teenagers
'''''The Daily Show''''' is a [[satire|satirical]] program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of [[public school]] teenagers, more than 60% of whom watch television three hours a day.<ref>http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/01/memphis-youth-make-progress-on-risky-behavior/ (study of Memphis students)</ref>
[[Liberal]]s have recognized the [[leftist]] slant of the show by giving it a [[Peabody Awards|Peabody Award]] and nine [[Emmy|Emmys]].<ref>IMDb - Awards for The Daily Show [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115147/awards]</ref>
== Early Years ==
== Early Years ==
Revision as of 17:20, 1 February 2009
The Daily Show is a satirical program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of public school teenagers, more than 60% of whom watch television over three hours a day.
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
Jon Stewart is currently the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. He often satirizes the President, the war in Iraq, Congress, and United States foreign policy. Like other network news channels, Stewart often shows video clips, sound bites, and news stories in which politicians look silly, often contradicting themselves, or showing Senate speeches that seem ridiculous.
The comedians can be seen as showing a liberal bias while performing their "news stories". The segments are usually aimed at poking fun at and satirizing the political parties in power. Thus, Stewart began by mocking of Republicans, but now makes fun of Democrats, as well as other topics in the news. Some argue that he demeans conservative positions, such as gun rights and the pro-life movement, or Christianity. One segment in particular, "This Week In God", satirizes religious values, and God.  During the episode aired June 27, 2007, Lewis Black compared Conservapedia's "Homosexuality" article to Wikipedia's, sarcastically describing it as "way more interesting," mainly because Conservapedia's article described it far more graphically. In their coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, most of the guests have been liberal, such as former president Bill Clinton, wife of Barack Obama Michelle Obama and former British PM Tony Blair.
The show's most featured guest on the show remains Senator John McCain, though they had only entertained him as a guest back when he had a more liberal agenda and have been avoiding him since his presidential bid in 2008.
- http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/01/memphis-youth-make-progress-on-risky-behavior/ (study of Memphis students)
- IMDb - Awards for The Daily Show