Ask a late-night talk show host whether he’s liberal or conservative and the answer will likely be — what else? — a wisecrack.
Still, anyone who believes Jon Stewart is doing anything but voting for John Kerry in this political cycle is being, to use one of my favorite phrases, willfully ignorant. After all, he’s appeared at Democrat fundraisers before, along with other members of THE DAILY SHOW staff.
The thing that gets me about the humor on that show is that it falls into two categories: Attacking Republicans, and “Woe Is Us” towards Democrats. The latter kind is almost self-deprecating, while the former often eschews the facts for a cheap gag. And there are times where he even forgets to make a joke in favor of a political point. Of course, there is the chance he does that for a cheap applause line from the studio audience. It is, after all, filmed in NYC.