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What 'The Daily Show,' 'The Colbert Report' have done to news consumers

Where we're possibly headed as a result of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report...

Via David Carr of the New York Times:

Those shows have created a generation of meta-news consumers who are in on the joke and already know the story. What remains is the appetite for context and meaning, the kind of thing great satire supplies in abundance. The next generation of information consumers might demand their news with the jokes already tacked on.


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