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FAKIN’ IT!: How The Daily Show and The Colbert Report Affect Politics and Policy

Have you ever wondered what happens when “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” transcend political satire and start being looked at as serious news sources? Thomas J. Falletta takes a look at how the two political satire programs affect political debate, news coverage, and business in the United States Congress.

Special thanks to John Feal, Connie Lobur, Mary Alice Williams, Erica Geldmacher, and Rober Riegger.

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