JL - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 49 moms have responded )
I know Jon Stewart is a political satirist and his show is more appealing to the liberal/ progressive audience. What he reports is a sarcastic take on current news. It is meant to be funny and at the same time make you think. I found this episode interesting and thought why not post here in PDM.
This raises the question how far are political pundits liberal, moderate, and conservative taking the news and manipulating in order to get across some political agenda. I get that they are there for the purpose of expressing their opinion which is one sided, but should they edit and falsify footage. Should there be some written standards they must follow, because the fact is that many people on both sides watch these people and follow what they say as truthful, unbiased, reliable information. When in fact sometimes I wonder though they are entertaining to watch are they doing more harm then good and I am referring to the political pundits on the news channels not the satirists on Comedy Central.
Yeah, I know the link is through Huffington post, but I am having bad weather where I live and my internet connection keeps screwing up and I could not get the hulu or comedy central links to work.