There are few things more mindless than cable TV news shows. Most of the hosts and "reporters" are gasbags, blowhards. The people they interview are usually PR flacks, ideologues, or shills of one sort or another. And the broadcast networks aren't much better. They're all full of shit.
That's why I haven't watched a Sunday morning TV news show in over twenty years and why the only TV news of any sort I ever watch (except on election nights or debate nights) is via YouTube. I can't stand the utter nonsense, the tripe. If I'm going to watch it, I want to be very deliberately selective about it.
You'll understand, then, why I find this excerpt from a recent Jon Stewart show so satisfying: