32% of younger Americans get their news from satirical sources. No joke.

by editor on March 30, 2009

More and more Americans are getting their news from satirical sources. This is the best news we’ve ever heard.

Here’s how Rasumussen Reports reports their report:

Nearly one-third of Americans under the age of 40 say satirical news-oriented television programs like The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart are taking the place of traditional news outlets.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of adults ages 30-39 believe this to be true, while 42% disagree, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Thirty percent (30%) of those ages 18-29 say programs like the two Comedy Central shows that feature news reports with a comic twist are replacing traditional news outlets, but 35% disagree and another 35% are not sure.

The only problem these days is trying to figure out if you’re watching news that’s news, news that’s satire, satire that’s news, or satire that’s satire.

It’s a complex world we live in.

Source: Rasmussen Reports via Media Bistro

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Ann
Guest

Because Jon reports the news.

Necron_99
Member

You are a moron.

John
Guest

As my good friend Daniel once put it (just in different words): Young Americans have become the devalued human beings of a devalued generation.

Chuck
Guest

My assumption is you are differentiating between satirical news (Jon Stewart) and fake news (ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, etc)?

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