Laugh the Vote, or Something

An excellent study today from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press on what voters think about campaign coverage and what sources they use: Not too surprisingly, more and more people think news coverage of the presidential race is slanted. The difference from four years ago: Democrats (who see a right-wing bias) are joining Republicans (who think leftists run the media) in complaining about it. But what I find most interesting is this finding:

“…One-in-five young people say they regularly get campaign news from the Internet, and about as many (21%) say the same about comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show. For Americans under 30, these comedy shows are now mentioned almost as frequently as newspapers and evening network news programs as regular sources for election news.”

I love it: News you can trust from Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon.

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