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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.
Gawker Media is a New York-based network of blogs founded and owned by Nick Denton. Gawker Media was founded in 2002 by Denton, a Financial Times veteran, with the gadget blog Gizmodo. The company’s flagship blog, Gawker, was founded later that year as a New York media and gossip blog. The company quickly expanded into…