The Daily Show

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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The Daily Show
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type Humor & Satire
Region National
Owner Comedy Central
Established 1999
Website thedailyshow.com
Twitter @TheDailyShow
Facebook thedailyshow
Wikipedia The Daily Show
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About The Daily Show's Bias Rating

The Daily Show is a humor & satire source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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Humor: Self-described "fake news program", The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is an American late night satirical television program airing on Comedy Central and, in Canada, The Comedy Network. After Stewart retired in 2015, Trevor Noah took over as host of the show. Multiple former Daily Show 'reporters' became successful comedians elsewhere; most prominent are John Oliver, Hassan Minhaj, Stephen Colbert, Larry Wilmore, Ed Helms, Olivia Munn, Jeff Ross, and Steve Carrell.

According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, a majority (72%) of The Daily Show’s audience hold political values to the political left or left-of-center. 7% of The Daily Show's audience is right or right-of-center (compared with 38% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 21% of The Daily Show's audience is considered mixed or center (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey).

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Community Feedback

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As of June 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Daily Show. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Left bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of June 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean Left rating for The Daily Show. An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has affirmed this rating, or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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Owner: Comedy Central

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