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    Online Poll: Jon Stewart Is America's Most Trusted Newsman

    Well, in a result that he will probably accept as downright apocalyptic for America, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has been selected, in an online poll conducted by Time Magazine, as America's Most Trusted Newscaster, post-Cronkite. Matched up against Brian Williams, Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson, Stewart prevailed with 44 percent of the vote. Now, if we're being honest, he probably managed to prevail as the winner precisely because he was the odd man out in a field of network news anchors. Nevertheless, I think Jim Cramer should feel free to SNACK ON THAT.

    Brian Williams drew the second largest percentage of votes, with 29 percent. Gibson and Couric finished third and fourth, respectively, with 19 and 7 percent of the vote.

    Time has helpfully broken out the results, state-by-state, so if you want to muse on some anomalous results, feel free. Brian Williams won Arizona, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana, Delaware and Vermont, and tied in Kentucky and Alaska. Charlie Gibson was big in Tennessee and Montana. Katie Couric pulled off the Mondalian feat of winning one state: Iowa.

    Stewart finished no lower than second place in all states, except, curiously, Vermont.

    Jon Stewart had been honored previously by Time Magazine as the winner of the 2006 Person of the Year.


    Link to poll results:
    Poll Results - Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster? | TIME

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    Why would Jon Stewart be in a poll about newscasters? He hosts a comedy show not a news program. (yeah, I know most newscasts should be considered comedy these days)

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    This says it all.

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    Online poll. Nuff said.

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    Oh please, he does more investigative journalism and asks harder questions than anybody in the "legitimate" news sphere.. and then he has fun with it in comedy.

    Seriously. His show is ridiculously informative.
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    ^^
    'tis true.
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    isn't 'trusted newsman' an oxymoron
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    Why wasn't Jim Lehrer on the list?

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    I love watching Jon Stewart but isnt this an insult to the 'real' newscasters.

    Jon ridicules them, especially FoxNews

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    I like him and think he's cute and funny but never got into his show.

    I've tried but it bores me to death. :/

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