I know many young adults who think that the Daily Show is a news show.
It's where they get their "news" from.
The extent of the incestuous co-mingling should surprise absolutely nobody.
Nobody cares that this was partisan political advocacy tarted up as entertainment and "comedy".
However, I found this little nugget informative:
"Obama White House officials enjoyed it when Stewart was singing from
the same hymnal. But they also were quick to pay attention when he
“He’s an expert shamer,” said Dag Vega, a former White House staffer
who was in charge of booking the president and other administration
onto The Daily Show"
"Axelrod, a frequent Stewart guest, kept in touch with the host by
phone and email. In an interview, Axelrod said Stewart was “a useful
prod” for the
More like a useful idiot.