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Obama Listens to Jon Stewart for the News

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 25, 2012

The Blaze today published a story that goes a long way in explaining why Barack Obama gets it wrong so often.  In a cover story published by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama explained that a significant new source for him is comedian Jon Stewart.

RS Magazine – What do you read regularly to keep you informed or provide you with perspectives beyond the inner circle of your advisers?

Obama – I don’t watch a lot of TV news.  I don’t watch cable at all.  I like The Daily Show, so sometimes if I’m home late at night, I’ll catch snippets of that.  I think Jon Stewart’s brilliant.  It’s amazing to me the degree to which he’s able to cut through a bunch of the nonsense – for young people in particular, where I think he ends up having more credibility than a lot of more conventional news programs do.

It is ironic that the President admits ignoring news sources, but instead looks to a comedian for a view of the world.  That piece of irony isn’t very funny.


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