Hope for America …

Probably the one thing that stops us abandoning all hope in America is the Daily Show. If you were just to watch US news TV like Fox News you would probably be reading this from a bunker deep in the heart of Switzerland. The Daily Show gives hope that there are people in America who do have some sense and humour.

I am constantly reminded by people that for all the time I have spent working in America over nearly the last decade now I actually don’t often go to ‘America’. New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago and Boston are not apparently America. On all the time I have spent in Miami nobody seems prepared to commit on where the hell that is. Admittedly, I have spent the bulk of my time in those areas (all the publishers are in those areas!) but I have also been all kinds of other places as well – Houston, Texas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Kent, Ohio for instance. And always I am left feeling how can such nice people think such strange things.

Anyway, the point of this post was to point you in the direction of this article from the Independent with new Jon Stewart alumni Jon Oliver describing his experience of joining the show.

You may find no end of Daily Show clips on youtube just by searching on the title.

And on the theme of exploring the importance of shows such as The Daily Show and Colbert then  I refer you to this excellent post on Rare Autumn.


Filed under: Absurdity, TV etc.

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