The Role of Social Media

It occurred to me as I was cancelling the recording of an episode of the Daily Show (thank you, TiVo, for your overzealous efforts to record any and all episodes of this brilliant show, even the twelfth re-run the day after; in fact thank you to Comedy Central for running episodes of The Daily Show as bumpers between other random shows during the day) why appearances on the show are so helpful for politicians.

The rest of the news media is so utterly fake.  It takes a comedy show to make an impression of reality on