Obama on Jon Stewart: ‘For Young People … He Ends Up Having More Credibility Than Conventional News Programs’

By Chris Ariens Comment

In an interview with “Rolling Stone,” Pres. Obama reiterates what he’s said in the past, about not watching a lot of news on TV. But he does like a comedic take on the news, a la Jon Stewart.

In an interview with Jann Wenner, Obama says, “I don’t watch a lot of TV news. I don’t watch cable at all. I like ‘The Daily Show,’ so sometimes if I’m home late at night, I’ll catch snippets of that.

I think Jon Stewart’s brilliant. It’s amazing to me the degree to which he’s able to cut through a bunch of the nonsense — for young people in particular, where I think he ends up having more credibility than a lot of more conventional news programs do.”