Thanks to Mike Daisey for pointing this out. The Daily show is the reason I got cable. Check this article out.
The Daily Show is as substantive as the "real" news 10/4/2006 4:36:32 PM, by Eric Bangeman
The Daily Show is much funnier than traditional newscasts, but a new study from Indiana University says it has the same amount of meat on its bones when it comes to coverage of the news. The brand of news coverage Jon Stewart and the rest of The Daily Show's staff brings to the airwaves is just as substantive as traditional news programs like World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News, according to the study conducted by IU assistant professor of telecommunications Julia R. Fox and a couple of graduate students.