Thursday, July 23, 2009

NM Chooses Stewart

As New Mexico goes. so goes the nation.

Comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart won a Time magazine online poll as the most trusted newsman since Walter Cronkite died.

Hopefully most of us realize that online polls are not scientific. But don't let that little fact ruin the fun.

Time has an interactive map where you can see state-by state results. Stewart won New Mexico poll participants getting 40 percent of the votes compared with 35 percent for runner-up Brian Williams. That's a smaller margin for Stewart than the national vote. But it's clear we like our fake news in this state.


Even though it's a little troubling that people don't know the difference between "news" and political satire, maybe moments like this clip illustrate why Jon Stewart is the most trusted name in news:

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