The Airing of Grievances
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
You Ever Seen 'Scent Of A Woman' ... On Weed???
Recently, Jon Stewart appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox, during which O'Reilly described Stewart's audience as "stoned slackers". Now, it was pretty clear, even from the transcript that I read of the interview, that O'Reilly was joking around and trying to keep it light. Too bad Comedy Central decided to get all investigative on their ass.
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers."Really not that surprising. "The Daily Show" is only the smartest political show out there and Fox News makes it its business to preach to an ignorant choir.
So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?
Viewers of Jon Stewart's show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch "The O'Reilly Factor," according to Nielsen Media Research.
Thanks to Jose Bong Hit for the link.