Laugh, Clowns, Laugh


Musings from the Christian Science Monitor on how kids these days like to mix their political news and commentary with comedy, as per Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Comedy Central. Says the CSM:"The number of young adults turning to late-night comedy and talk shows for political insight doubled from 10 to 20 percent in the past four years, according to a recent study of some 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center. And, say the pundits of presidential politics, this is really just a part of a deeper trend: More voters of all ages are using comic relief as a tool to cut through the media circus of modern political campaigns."

Alas, no matter how much we laugh at politicians, they refuse to slink away. They must really like the attention.

[Link via Rational Review]