But the Daily Show doesn't deal with 100% real news. Granted, the Onion makes sh!t up, but the Daily Show also makes sh!t up. Unfortunately they don't have to make it all up because some of the actual news is so far off the deep end of what most would consider logical that it would appear to be made up.
One of the Daily Shows own commercial refer to it as "America's #1 source for fake news".
The show is very clear, even if implicitly, about what is fact, opinion, and pure satire. I fully agree that it is not "fake news." While it is not the same format as other news or commentary outlets, it is unquestionably still both of those things in some capacity.
My wife makes fun of me because I watch Fox from time to time. I only watch it for the pure hilarity, though. Since watching "Outfoxed", I have watched Fox even more because the talking points taken straight from the white house are fascinating to me.
agreed. between stewart, colbert, NPR and a healthy dose of uber conservative talk shows i'm able to get just about all sides of a story to make my own decision. i've even gotten my wife to start watching stewart and colbert with me...and that's quite a feat considering her mom sends me conservative chain emails on a regular basis even after i reply and debunk each one on snopes