The most trusted name in news punditry? Stewart
In a Reuters/Ipsos online poll, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" topped a list of 10 pundits, with more than half of respondents saying they agreed with him on at least some issues. Only 12 percent did not agree with him on any issues at all. Stewart, who will host his last Daily Show episode on Aug. 6, also ranked highest on two other traits - fearlessness and most admired.
Class discussion: Do you watch Jon Stewart? How often do agree with what he has to say? How does he compare with other political commentators? Is using humor more effective than angry outrage in making political arguments? Find examples of how humor and humorists have swayed political opinion in the United States.
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