Jon Stewart shaped cultural attitudes of a generation

February 11, 2015 4:04 AM

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Jon Stewart shaped cultural attitudes of a generation

Yet the reality is that Stewart’s devastatingly witty mock newscast-with-commentary often seemed closer to the truth than the news delivered with straight faces by sonorous network anchors. His stock rose as the media’s credibility sank.

Indeed, in one of those you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up coincidences, NBC News announced Tuesday night that anchor Brian Williams has been suspended by the network for six months without pay, after he admitted that his story about being in a helicopter that came under enemy fire in Iraq was false. (In ...

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