Why the Daily Show Draws More People Than the 6 o’Clock News May 3, 2009 | 10:43 am

In short: it headlines more honest, accessible, and critical journalism than we get anywhere else.

Take this presentation of the depths of corruption in our government.

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And it’s also got some of the best political interviews on cable. Cliff May actually says it outright, in one of the more interesting blowhard-offs I’ve seen on cable news.

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Cliff May Unedited Interview Pt. 2
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And this assessment of the difficulties with TARP — directly from the woman responsible for Congressional oversight — is one of the most straightforward, clear portrayals of the situation that I’ve heard anywhere.

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And yes, it’s very funny, with a knack for bringing out the humor in idiotic partisan ideologues.

(Jump to 2:30 in)

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And, my personal favorite recent clip — skip to 4:20 and watch to the end for the best part.

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The Ever Spending Story
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Back when Bush was in office, I used to watch Olbermann, but he’s become radicalized and smug since Obama took office (in short, he’s acting more like Rachel Maddow) — as you can probably guess, I’m not fan of MSNBC. As Jon Stewart noted, CNN has become the new Fox, so they’re out, too.

I am pretty happy with NBC-17 and Shooting the Bull for local news, and thankfully, NPR’s still there for me: despite their pro-liberal reputation, I find their reporting to be refreshingly factual and balanced. And since In the Loop moved from an on-air broadcast to a podcast, the show’s gotten even better, with a lot of interesting stories that you wouldn’t have heard about otherwise.

(And yes, my Blogging Hiatus is still on.)

[Edit: And one more, which demonstrates the ridiculousness of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. ]

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