Friday, June 26, 2009

Exposing a nice face of Iran to the US -- Two thumbs up for John Stewart

Watching the Daily Show and the Colbert Report for you news is not the way to go about getting your daily dose of worldly news.

However, there are quite a few occasions when, the underlying message of their respective shows do carry weight and do indeed shed some light on a greater issue at hand-- albeit, in a cynical and sarcastic way).

Here is one, of the four "special reports" the Daily Show did this week from Iran.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Jason Jones: Behind the Veil - Ayatollah You So
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorJason Jones in Iran

The Daily Show lucked out more than their producers could have ever dreamed. Sending on of the shows "correspondent," Jason Jones to Iran was probably planned in reaction to Colbert's shows last week from Iraq, in order to give both hit shows a "piece of the pie."