Debates and the Daily Show

I will not be watching the debates tonight.
There are two reasons for this.

  1. I think they’ll make me angry (well, angrier).
  2. I have to work.

Fortunately, I will be home in time for the Daily Show, which will no doubt cover them and give me a good feeling for what went down without taking a ton of time to do so.
I don’t think this is going to be bad for me as an informed voter. After all, studies have shown that viewers of The Daily Show tend to be well-informed (take that, O’Reilly! We “stoned slackers” are smarter than your audience!) while, say, Fox News actively misinforms its viewers. Plus I already know who I’m going to vote for, so the debates will serve only to inflict more agonizing Bush stupidity and painful Kerry circumlocution on me.

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4 Responses to Debates and the Daily Show

  1. fling93 says:

    I’m all for puncturing myths about TDS viewership, but for that matter, not all stoners are slackers! <sigh>
    Anyway, we must needs to get Rich to steals a TiVo for you!

  2. Cathryn says:

    That goes the other way round too: Not all slackers are stoners. *g*
    I wasn’t the least bit surprised by that, though – TDS is a smart show and of course would draw a smart audience.

  3. Tom says:

    Did you see the debate on the Daily Show between President Bush and Texas Gov Bush? I’ll try to find the link and post it, I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in forever.

  4. fling93 says:

    I think you should’ve watched the debates. I don’t think they would’ve have made you angry.
    But I’m sure Stewart got the best bits of it.