May 16, 200610:49 AMThe Life
The Daily Show Effect
May 16, 2006 - 10:49 AMFrom the Department Of Duh:
According to a study published in the May issue of American Politics Research magazine, researchers conclude that "young Americans' political views are negatively impacted" by watching The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
The results showed that study participants "tended to rate both candidates more negatively when exposed to The Daily Show. In addition, their views of the political system as a whole were more cynical."
It's nice to see the policy wonks have finally stumbled upon The Daily Show's raison d'être. But it cost my friend Sparky a bunch of money - he bet me they'd never figure it out.
So you ride yourselves over the fields
and you make all your animal deals
and your wise men don't know how it feels
to be thick as a brick.
—Ian Anderson and "Gerald Bostock"