"I can't tell you how many times we'll run into a journalist and go, "Boy that's…I wish we could be saying that. That's exactly the way we see it and that's exactly the way we'd like to be saying that." And I always think, "Well, why don't you?"
Jon Stewart, in an interview with Bill Moyers>
"The press has bravely and nobly eroded the public trust... What I'm advocating is the media come work for us again. Remove themselves from the symbiotic relationship that they have developed with the power structure of corporations and of the politicians."
UPDATE: Oct. 4, 2006
Below excerpted form Bill Moyers's interview with Jon Stewart (http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_stewart.html):
MOYERS: I do not know whether you are practicing a old form of parody and satire.
MOYERS: Or a new form of journalism.
STEWART: Well then that either speaks to the sad state of comedy or the sad state of news. I can't figure out which one. I think, honestly, we're practicing a new form of desperation. Where we just are so inundated with mixed messages from the media and from politicians that we're just trying to sort it out for ourselves.
MOYERS: What do…
STEWART: The show's a selfish pursuit.
MOYERS: What do you see that we journalists don't see?
STEWART: I don't think... I think we see exactly what you do see. And… but for some reason, don't analyze it in that manner or put it on the air in that manner. I can't tell you how many times we'll run into a journalist and go, "Boy that's…I wish we could be saying that. That's exactly the way we see it and that's exactly the way we'd like to be saying that." And I always think, "Well, why don't you?"
Below excerpted form the Daily Show website (http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/about_the_show.jhtml):
One anchor, six correspondents, zero credibility.
If you're tired of the stodginess of the evening newscasts, if you can't bear to sit through the spinmeisters and shills on the 24-hour cable news networks, don't miss The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a nightly half-hour series unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy.
The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Daily Show takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with an alternative point of view. In each show anchorman Jon Stewart and a team of correspondents, including Dan Bakkedahl, Aasif Mandivi, Rob Riggle, John Oliver, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, comment on the day's stories, employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events. Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent, now has his own similar show, also on Comedy Central.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - it's even better than being informed.