Jon Stewart Threatens America
This segment from Scarborough Country asks the question 'Is Jon Stewart a danger?' The question is based on a recent study that claims that Jon Stewart, popular in the 18-34 age group, increases cynicism, and therefore decreases voter turnout.
AlterNet must be contributing to Stewart's plan to ruin democracy, because a Daily Show clip ran during this Scarborough segment is the exact same one that ran a few days ago here on AlterNet.
The study made the following claims that viewers are more likely to...
-think leaders are incompetent
-think that the electoral college is flawed
-distrust the media
It seems like what this really comes down to is that Stewart is telling the truth...and by telling the truth, he's somehow ruining democracy for everyone. Way to go, Jon.
This is the same arguement made a few days ago by Richard Morin of The Washington Post. His commentary was covered in PEEK.
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