Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly Actually Same Person?!
First of all, kudos to the marketing wizard who came up with the headline to this article: "Study Reveals Daily Show a Lot Like O’Reilly." I can’t think of a headline better formulated to pull in the surfing 18-35 year old liberal male, except possibly "Cast of Saved By The Bell Reunites For Halo Tournament Against World’s Largest Tits." What does this mean, grabby headline? Has Stewart betrayed his loyal fanbase and become a frothing Conservative man-baby with a bad combover? Has O’Reilly pulled a reverse-Dennis Miller and become suddenly, inexplicably reasonable? Have you ever actually seen The Daily Show? You get that they’re jokes, right? And that that other asshole's serious? Before you start freaking out and replacing the picture of Stewart over your mantle with one of Colbert, know that this intensive “journalism think tank” consisted of a bunch of guys watching a year’s worth of Daily Show episodes and concluding that they have the following things in common:
Both men appear on a TV show up to five times a week.
Both discuss topics one could define as “political.”
Both wear pants while doing so.
And even the last one is unverifiable. Frankly, the news to me here is that there are think tanks that involve watching a year’s worth of
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