Glenn Beck Viewers Smarter than Daily Show Viewers
12:41 PM, Jun 21, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Louis Jacobson at Politifact debunks Jon Stewart's claim that Fox News viewers are the "most consistently misinformed media viewers." This nugget from a 2010 Pew survey must be particularly embarrassing for Stewart:
I think Stewart is a pretty funny comedian, but he does want to be more than just a comedian. Many of his adoring fans see him as the only "real journalist" in America--the "heir to the Cronkite legacy." If Stewart wants to be a journalist who speaks truth to power, it's worth pointing out the times when he egregiously misinforms his viewers.
(Hat tip: Conn Carroll)