Remember when Jon Stewart and Tucker Carlson got into a slapping fight and Stewart kept insisting that his show was a comedy show, not a news show?
Well, he might be frightened to know that according to a poll conducted at the University of Toledo, busy students are getting their news from "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," or "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" -- and no where else.
In a poll of 46 University of Toledo students conducted by the Independent Collegian, 17.39 percent said they use such TV shows as their primary source of news. Nearly half -- 41.3 percent -- of students polled said they consider those shows legitimate news sources.
"To claim that watching ['The Daily Show' or 'The Colbert Report'] will keep you informed is astonishingly naive," says John McManus, director of the San Francisco Bay-area media commentary Web site Gradethenews.com.