Unformatted text preview: going on. Producers at NBC have done studies to show how this works. The Daily Show has a large viewer audience. They know that the people are learning what they watch happen on the show, so what they do is they go through all the given information and stories and they decide what they want to promote, then they pick it apart and play it and everyone listens because it is funny. This type of humor that these news shows are using appeals to the masses. They make jokes that make the reporters and the people in the video clips look silly. It makes the viewer audience feel better about them. A lot of the time it gives the viewer audience something to congregate over and learn more about because it is important to them all, like involving terrorism. LINK TO VIDEO CLIP...
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