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Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Don't Want To Influence Voters — But Probably Will Anyway

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Even though The Daily Show and The Colbert Report dedicate a combined five hours of television a week to criticizing the political system and the media outlets reporting on it, the hosts do not intend to influence voters.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and when the host brought up their political influence over a particular demographic of viewers, the comedians played it coy.

Colbert, for example, joked:

"I don't put that much thought into what I say and I lie a lot!"

And Stewart thinks "it's a terrible idea" for voters — like Kimmel's college-aged kids — to get their political information from his show. While addressing the subject, he quipped:

"I would like to ask you, on behalf of Stephen and myself, to have your children not vote."

Colbert then expressed a brief and incredibly rare sincere response to the question when he added:

"If people say that we do, that's their choice, but it's not our intentions."

It seems that Comedy Central's dynamic late-night duo just want to take on the flaws of the political process to make America laugh. It's not their fault that Fox News and elected officials make it all too easy to do so on a daily basis.

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5 comments to “Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Don't Want To Influence Voters — But Probably Will Anyway”

  1. CLAMROCK says – reply to this


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    THE MORE THEY TALK THE LESS THEY HELP !THE REAL AMERICA LIES BETWEN L.A. AND NYC,AND WE AREN'T ALL OBAMA FANS. GOD BLESS ALL THE WEARY TONIGHT.



  2. 2

    One guys who steals his act from Bill O Reilly and other , that stole his act form Craig Kilbourne. They cant think for themselves , neither cant their followers



  3. 3

    Who do they influence? NO ONE…but idiots!



  4. 4

    Like those two yokels would swing my vote! Like Katie Perry, Clooney, Madonna, or Halle Berry, the day they influence my vote is the day I swim to Cuba wearing chunks of meat on my body. Why they keep telling you to vote for Carter part deux I'll never know. The day that the media takes note of the questions that the father of the slain seal in Benghazi is asking of this President and this admin. as they did with Cindy Sheehan in the many months of Bushes' terms, is the day I know that things just might be turning around, but I won't hold my breath

  5. Gina says – reply to this


    5

    4 hours a week*