Can 'The Daily Show' Survive President Obama?

12/06/2008 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Politico

NEW YORK -- The party accoutrements at Comedy Central's election night party gave the impression that this was an impartial affair. There were, after all, equal numbers of John McCain and Barack Obama cupcakes. Still, it was impossible to walk into the Manhattan bar called The Park without grasping pretty immediately where the host's loyalties really lay.

You want to talk about a network news division (or "news division") in the tank for Obama: Here was one completely, unabashedly, happily tanked.

Tuesday's night's Central production of Indecision 2008, co-hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, was a far cry from "The Daily Show's" live election night coverage four years ago, which ended in something of a dirge.

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