Effects of The Colbert Report

Effects of The Colbert Report - Americas Youth and The...

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America’s Youth and The Colbert Report Part I: This article discussed the effects of comedic political shows, like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report , on the youth of America. Through an experiment, the authors discovered that shows that are satires of politics and political figures can shape or alter people’s political views. The authors open up by saying that political comics are being taken more seriously today than ever before. Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are two examples of these political comics that are highly popular and successful. In fact, the authors stated that Jon Stewart has been on the “covers of several national publications and was cited by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential entertainers in the world in 2005.” The authors also noted that Steven Colbert “was the featured speaker at the high-profile White House Correspondents Dinner.” Even politicians have utilized political comics. The example the authors gave was of John McCain when he
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course COM 354 taught by Professor Shirachess during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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