According to USA Today:
Stewart, host of The Daily Show on cable's Comedy Central, invited reporters for coffee Monday at the start of the Democratic convention. It was billed as an early morning yuk-fest, but it wasn't all that funny. At least not for the reporters, who were the subject of his monologue.
In a poll this year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 21 percent of viewers ages 18 to 29 named The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live as places where they get news about the presidential campaign. Does it bother Stewart that so many potential voters are relying on a joke show for information?
''I'm concerned about the incredible number of people who say they get the news from you guys,'' Stewart shot back.
I also just saw that the Daily Show is doing three days of convention coverage. My hope is that Sean will TiVo all of it, and then we can watch that and Kerry's stentorian intonations on Thursday.
And with that, people need to stop using Kerry and "stentorian" in the same sentence. And maybe Cheney will quit saying that he's "absolutely certain" about stuff, too. (After hearing Cheney say on the radio today "We're here to make absolutely certain that Dino Rossi is the next governor of Washington" and remembering him saying that before about so many things, I had to look it up.)