Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke

Author: Russell L. Peterson
Date: March 2008
Subject: Radio - General & Miscellaneous
  1. 2008
  2. ISBN: 0813542847
  3. 280 pages
  4. True PDF
  5. 10 MB

Book Description

Strange Bedfellows: How Late-Night Comedy Turns Democracy into a Joke According to election-year surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, a substantial portion of the public, especially those under 30 years of age, get much of their information about politics and national affairs not from on line resources or the broadcast news but from late-night comedy shows such as Jay Leno and David Letterman instead. To many media watchers, it is frightening to contemplate that jokers have superseded journalists as the arbiters of the nations political discussion. In fact...

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