I believe that politics is a serious business. It has important consequences and so do not take it lightly or treat it as entertainment. I have little patience with journalists who do not cover particular issues in depth or certain candidates because they consider them too boring. On the other hand, I must admit that an important political story that also has high entertainment value comes along but rarely and must be savored when it does, and the candidacy of Donald Trump fits the bill. Watching the Trump show is better than any reality show or soap opera. Each night ends with you wondering what the next day’s news will bring about his latest actions and reactions.
Jon Stewart of The Daily Show finds that he simply cannot turn his attention away from the Trump carnival however hard he tries and however much he feels that he should. It has become, like for so many, a guilty pleasure. I can totally sympathize with him.
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