Attention Baffons and blofidians: Take a philisophical look at television’s “The Daily Show”! Jason Holt, Editor of a new book Wiley-Blackwell, September 20, 2007 speaks to Good News. “There’s no way you could get the news from us. I’ve seen the show. It couldn’t happen”. – Jon Stewart The Daily Show has achieved an undeniable cultural significance. Want the real deal on fake news? Want to know how Jon Stewart stacks up against public intellectuals past and present? It’s time to take The Daily Show seriously, says Jason Holt, Editor, The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News, September 20, 2007. In The Daily Show and Philosophy, noted philosophers look at topics such as The Fake, the False and the Fictional: The Daily Show as a News Source and Can The Daily Show Save Democracy? Jon Stewart as the Gadfly of Gotham. Authors compare Plato’s ideas of democracy with the show’s coverage of American politics. In Chapter Two, The Fake, the False, and the Fictional: The Daily Show as News Source starts with a Jon Stewart quote form March 18, 2003: Welcome to The Daily Show, if you’re in a certain demographic and ends with the conclusion that the moderately attentive viewer leaves the show better informed about the world, especially the political climate and the current state of the media. It’s fake news conveying real messages, and great entertainment to boot.