Though I don’t consider myself a huge TV critic, I’ve been following the Daily Show’s efforts to crown Jon Stewart’s successor relatively closely. This is important, people. As goes the Daily Show, so goes the entire Dorito-eating, couch-sleeping, occasionally shaven 18–30 demographic. This demographic has proven crucial in political issues such as – well, I can’t really think of any. But you get the point.
Seriously, as easy as the show’s target demo is to make fun of (one which, I should add, includes myself), it does play an important role in the American political process. It’s the one program on mainstream television that comes closest to adequately calling out the mountains of bullshit heaped on average citizens by the unholy alliance of corporate interests and political elites that runs America, and for that matter, pretty much the entire world.
Though maybe I’m wrong for liking it. In my last post on the Daily Show, I took some heat for not being reflexively dismissive of the show, and therefore having sold out to the Man, or something.… Read the rest