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The Stewart/Colbert Effect

Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News

The Stewart/Colbert Effect by Amarnath Amarasingam
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the issues engendered by the popularity of entertainment news, including the role of satire in politics, the declining level of trust in traditional sources of media, the shows' cathartic or informational function, and the ways in which these shows influence public opinion.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; May 2011
207 pages; ISBN 9780786486687
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Title: The Stewart/Colbert Effect
Author: Amarnath Amarasingam
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