This according to Rasmussen:
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.
Although with today's politicians, it's hard to say which is news and which is satire. But it still makes for dumb people who watch it and take it seriously. It'd be like if I started reading Scrappleface (which is hilarious) or The Onion and posting it as actual news. Well, not me but another big blog such as Instapundit or Power Line.
I've seen both shows a few times, and while they both skew to the left, at least Steven Colbert is halfway funny. Jon Stewart (or as Mark Levin calls him, Jon Leibowitz, which is his actual Jewish surname) is just a hack. But if one third of young Americans actually get their news from the likes of Comedy Central, it's no wonder they voted in a constant joke for President.
Hat tip to I Hate The Media, a great new blog.