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The Daily Show is an American satirical news television program that critiques politics and the media.
The Daily Show is predominantly a comedy show, but it is well-known for pointed criticism of the news media. The show has been recognized as an influential news media outlet. Stewart has been named one of the U.S.’ most trusted news anchors, and a study has found its coverage to be as substantive as traditional broadcast news. A Pew survey found that its viewers were the best informed of any news outlet’s audience, though an earlier Pew survey had found its viewers were among the least informed.
WikiLeaks is a nonprofit website dedicated to leaking sensitive documents. WikiLeaks was launched in 2006 by an international group of activists that included Julian Assange, the site’s current editor. WikiLeaks is funded by anonymous private donors and does not accept government or corporate funding. The site temporarily shut down in early 2010 while asking for…