When Time Magazine asked the question — "Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster?" — the number one answer was
journalist comedian Jon Stewart. Brian Williams came in second place, followed by Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric.
I can't say I'm that surprised. Using humor, The Daily Show manages to cut through all the BS and present a picture much closer to reality than the one we see on traditional news programs these days. And Jon does have the benefit of being free from a major news network with major rules and relationships to keep in order.