Trusted Names in News

According to the New York Times Jon Stewart is actually in a four-way tie with Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Anderson Cooper as the most rusted name in news. Keeping in mind that the other guys host supposedly real news shows.

…Mr. Stewart’s frequent exclamation “Are you insane?!” seems a fitting refrain for a post-M*A*S*H, post-“Catch-22” reality, where the surreal and outrageous have become commonplace — an era kicked off by the wacko 2000 election standoff in Florida, rocked by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and haunted by the fallout of a costly war waged on the premise of weapons of mass destruction that did not exist.

Funny. But a very, very sad sign of the times.