Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show flock to Jon Stewart & Co. for their sarcastic slant on national politics. The Daily team tried summing up their raison d'être at the Television Critics Association press tour in Hollywood, where Stewart said: "I think having this outlet helps us from becoming the old, bitter people at the bar, shouting at the TV screen — which we hope to become anyway, someday."
This year, we can look forward to their irreverent coverage of the U.S. presidential race. Natch, they'll call it Indecision 2004, in the interest of upholding Daily's tradition. And the conflict between Dubya and his as-yet-unnamed Democratic opponent is already yielding juicy comedic fodder...
For instance, what does Stewart think of Madonna endorsing General Wesley Clark for Democratic nominee? "I think he's [expletive] her," Stewart cracked. "You know how chicks love a man in uniform, ba