Must it be said again? Jon Stewart and his team are likely some of the best research journalists in the country, though they would scoff at being called journalists.
A country is in a sad state when those that protect its democracy by ensuring the transparency of government cannot be trusted with providing truthful, factual, and researched information. That most researched and factual information is coming from a comedy channel, and not “respected serious” networks, has repercussions that are being realized in the state of today’s politics in America.
The lack of the “respected serious” news media to provide factual information during the stimulus debate materially affected the outcome of the stimulus bill. Had Americans known that, instead of using over one-third of stimulus funds on tax cuts, spending would be much more stimulative, the economy would have been more robust and more people employed.