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The Daily Show 

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Trevor Noah. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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In recent years the show has attracted a wide variety of political figures, such as former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and John McCain; Congressmen Barney Frank and Henry Waxman; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Senators Chuck Schumer, Evan Bayh; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; George W. Bush White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer, Scott McClellan, Tony Snow and Dana Perino; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde; former Second Lady Lynne Cheney; former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith; former Mexican President Vicente Fox; Bolivian President Evo Morales; Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Bush Cabinet Secretaries John Ashcroft, Paul O'Neill, Colin Powell, Tom Ridge and Margaret Spellings; President Barack Obama Cabinet Secretaries Steven Chu, Ken Salazar and Kathleen Sebelius; and President Obama has been on the show five times: 4 times before his presidency and once while he was president. See more »

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Trevor Noah's terrible version of the daily show doesn't deserve to inherit all the good reviews and respect of past daily show
6 February 2016 | by bliz82See all my reviews

***Attention IMDb admin, current daily show fans, and former daily show fans:

The good ratings and reviews of the daily show are dated and inaccurate now since there is a new host---a host that in mine and many others' opinions has tanked a formerly amazing funny and insightful and informative show.

Trevor Noah shouldn't be getting the benefit of high IMDb ratings for the daily show since it was Stewart and kilborn that most people have given high ratings for in the last two decades, not in the last 5 months since Noah began.Noah would likely only be at 4 or 5 stars with less than 1000 votes, rather than 8 or 9 stars out of 35000 voters.

Doing this is tantamount to reviewing a new bond film well because you liked Connery bond films in the 1960s just because it is the bond franchise. You don't review things purely based on franchise, you base it on the work and people coming next in a newer version of things.

For a better comparison, this is how IMDb differentiates the tonight show from host to host in its various carnations---with Carson, with Leno, and with Fallon are adages for separate pages of "the tonight show'. The tonight show isn't rated and reviewed in general, its generational and person to person as hosts, which is what the daily show should be as well since kilborn, Stewart, and Noah are all different hosts of different generational styles and humour and fans. You don't go to the tonight show with jimmy Fallon page and see reviews dated back to when Carson or Leno were hosting because thats absurd, right? Well, why is Trevor Noah not being treated so special this way, why is he for no reason riding the coattails of fans and respectability he hasn't earned at all. Its false advertising, and false review system, and makes IMDb seem completely useless.

Furthermore, since it is highly unlikely that IMDb would change this--- why it wouldn't i have no clue since its common sense as applied to everything else on the website in terms of franchises being differentiated by newer versions---i think the only measure to counter this would be to recast your votes to downgrade the current daily show, and to remove any reviews made prior to Noah, and to post more recent reviews lambasting him.

There should be honesty and merit and up to date ratings of things, otherwise what is the point of even having this website and people turning to it to get a good measure of what is good or bad? Rigging ratings in favor of someone defeats the whole purpose of the website. It needs to be updated and more accurate, and the different versions need to be on separate pages.


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