Friday, June 23, 2006

evil stewart

The Washington Post editorializes today on the dangers of encouraging critical thought in young people, citing a study that says the 48 percent of college-age people (that’s a lot!) who watch the Daily Show "develop cynical views about politics and politicians that could lead them to just say no to voting." Um, maybe. On the other hand, those "cynical" views could lead them to vote. Or to work to change the system. Or to dance around in a circle chanting whoo-haa-booey!

Post Columnist Richard Morin is nostalgic for something that never was. "Lets get back to serious news!" "Let's get back to trustworthy politicians!" It's a common problem for older folks who don't watch the Daily Show.


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