This Just In: Satire Is "Negative"


The rightward-leaning Center for Media and Public Affairs has reviewed the content of The Daily Show in the week before Election Day. It concluded that

If not necessarily fair, the "Daily Show" was balanced in its depiction of the two political parties. 98% of the evaluations of Republicans prior to the election were negative, while 96% of the 'reporting' on Democrats was negative. [pdf]

Prediction: A survey of viewers would reveal the remaining 2% and 4% to be "not funny."