The Daily Show, also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a show with Jon Stewart that takes place daily. Wait, what? It doesn't take place daily? YOU LIE!
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a political satire that takes the form of said satire in a fake news format. The show makes fun of government, politicians, media personalities, famous people, rich people, stupid people, crazy people, fat people, skinny people, racists, PETA, NAMBLA....pretty much everyone who deserves to be made fun of. The show used to simply be called the Daily Show, until Jon Stewart replaced the old host(that...one dude...) in 1998. Research indicates that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is actually the primary news source from some younger people. Considering this is a fake news program, this means 2 things:
The show is generally broken up into three segments seperated by commercial breaks. The first is generally Jon Stewart talking about stuff and/or eating Baconaise.
The Second segment usually includes a fake interview with a correspondant or a video of the correspondant fake interviewing other people. The list of current correspondants includes:
Occasionally, there are recurring segments with:
One of these is not like the other.
The third segment is generally an interview with an unknown writer whose book may or may not be boring. Occasionally, a semi-famous (we're talking about the political world here) person might show up. In this case, the interview generally takes two segments. This occurred recently when former president, Bill Clinton was on the show.
It is clear that the purpose of the show is not to give real news. Since the show often criticizes other news stations For Ostensibly eXacerbating aNd promoting political viEWpointS, many people consider Jon Stewart a hypocrite for his left leaning views. Stewart has many times stated that it is not his duty to be unbiased due to the fact that it isn't a real news show, and since he isn't a journalist, he doesn't need to have a journalistic integrity. Nonetheless, his show criticizes both parties, both ideologies, and both of the sides' crazy people. Stewart has even criticized Obama in the past.
During election years, Stewart has had "Indecsion" events where he mocks the electoral process (haha...voting). He has generaly supported the Democratic Candiadates, but seems more cynical about politicians in general. His most recent Indecision, "Indecision '08" (for those of you who don't now when the last presdential election was), culminated in a voting count with Stewart and his commentators, as well as Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report (a spin-off of the Daily Show). The sucess of the spin-off (the host being a former correspondant on Stewart's show) shows the increasing sucess of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The show has won 7 Emmy's for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series, 6 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, 2 Peabodies, and many other insignificant-ish ones (like the one from the Canadian Comedy Awards...psssh, Canada).
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