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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:32 AM
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Daily Show with Jon Stewart beats Fox News in Ratings
Here's proof that people know that most of the supposed news stations are nothing more than propaganda and bullshit:

see the rest at: http://www.business2.com/b2/web/articles/0,17863,603161...

Hits & Misses
The Daily Show's fake news steals ratings from the real news, RadioShack cashes in on number portability, and more.
By Owen Thomas, Michael V. Copeland, April 2004 Issue


Fake and scathing 1, fair and balanced 0. CNN and MSNBC have gotten used to losing to Fox News. But during the Democratic primaries, an unexpected foe stole the ratings crown from all three. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, a mock news program airing on Viacom's (VIA) Comedy Central, attracted more viewers at 11 p.m. than any of the cable news channels in the last two weeks of January, outdoing Fox by 20 percent even as the news network was running live campaign coverage. Stewart's fake news show has won ever-growing audiences with help from real politico guests like John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards.


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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:36 AM
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1. I'm confused. Isn't FOX the real 'fake' news?
And the Daily Show, while scathing and funny the real 'real' news?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:37 AM
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2. best news show on the air
it has a never ending source of material...
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Bushknew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:37 AM
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3. Its the only newscast that isnt a joke.
Edited on Sat Mar-27-04 11:38 AM by Bushknew
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:39 AM
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4. He is my favorite.
National Journal repeats his monologue on their daily Hotline. If I miss it I can get some of it there,. I fall asleep a lot after 10:00pm. They also do Leno, Letterman and a couple of other guys. Mahar sometimes but not often enough.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:41 AM
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5. You see, because "The Daily Show" is a comedy
it can tell the truth. What's funnier than that?
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 09:06 PM
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9. comedy was the only voice of truth
on the airways for the last few years
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 11:46 AM
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6. I count too "fake"s and a "mock" in just the short snippit above...
will somebody tell Mr. Thomas and Mr.Copeland to relax...we KNOW it isn't "real"...but you have to know what IS real in order to get the joke. They act as if it is TDS that is somehow misleading America, but that we should all trust Fox, because Fox isn't fake...but, but, Oh, nevermind...
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Bush_Sucks Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 12:00 PM
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7. Out of all the news networks...
The Daily Show is the REAL news...
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-04 06:47 PM
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8. yea, but how hard is zat, faux has more accuate news on the
x-files ;)
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