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Politics & comedy

The lines are always blurred between the two. In the last presidential election, Saturday Night Live became a keener player on the political commentary front when the show’s comedians took on Sarah Palin in regular skits. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have made their fame on delivering real news as fake newsmen in a usually funny way. But when Stewart was voted most trusted newsman last year in a Time news poll, with real journalists trailing, it was clear a lot of people either didn’t know or didn’t care that he’s a fake newsman. Now, both comedians are turning up in more real news coverage.


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