Saturday, June 20, 2009

Will the Daily Show shift its tone?

With violence escalating in Iran seemingly everyday, it will be interesting to see how The Daily Show handles the situation.  Following the election results, The Daily Show aired a few reports from a correspondent, Jason Jones,  sent to Iran to cover the Iranian election.  In one report, Jones humorously investigated why the Iranians "hate" America.
Now that lives have actually been lost, will The Daily Show abandon its flip treatment of the Iranian unrest?  Will it adopt a somber tone similar to its first show post 9/11?  As much as I enjoy The Daily Show, some of the show's Iranian Indecision gags might not fly so easily at this point.  

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