Lewis Black On Kids Who Get Their News From The Daily Show: When Did Kids Watching Real News ‘Become a F*cking Assignment?’


Via the Onion A.V. Club’s interview with Daily Show correspondent, author and comedian Lewis Black:

AVC: How do you feel about that? That some people say The Daily Show is their only source of news?

Lewis Black: I understand that. Some people say, “Isn’t it sad that the kids watch The Daily Show?” Who said kids had to watch news? When did that become a fucking assignment? The only reason that part of the adult generation watches the news is because of the Vietnam War, and they had a fuck of a vested interest in it. Nobody in college races home and says, “I can’t wait to see the news! I can’t wait to see who CBS is going to hire!”

Umm, Lewis, we know one college kid who does.

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