When Satire Becomes More Important Than News

That comedian and fake news anchor Jon Stewart has more credibility with much of the public than real journalists or the politicians they cover is old news. But what does such a state of affairs say about our country and this moment in history? Are we sliding towards a desperate decline, or do we just have a highly developed sense of humor? The truth may be more boring: “we live in an era of the most sophisticated and relentless media manipulation ever, but the news media has not adjusted to the new environment.”