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The same is true for Stewart playing the straight-man on The Daily Show to the other members of the cast and then the jester to serious guests, never breaking from the comedic atmosphere, using, as Elliot argues, 32 Robert N. Spicer “laughter and excess [to] push aside the seriousness and the hierarchies of ‘official’ life” (p. 129). Where this becomes problematic is in the interstices of politics, news, and entertainment, the increasingly small spaces between and thin lines that separate them.

Journalism is, at least in theory, a pursuit of facts; it should not employ a linguistic strategy of irony, of saying the opposite of what is meant, while attempting to present its audience with objective facts or what can be described as being as close as humanly possible to being objective facts. Colbert himself has raised concerns about the ambiguity of satire, the problems that can come along with interpretation of the art form. 3 The Fresh Air introduction above also refers to Colbert as a “former senior correspondent” which seems to ignore, or simply play along with, the fact that this is not a “real” title, but a satirical take on the news form, making light of the industry’s attempt to bestow authority or the illusion of authority upon a network reporter.

However, this rhetorical strategy employed by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, despite its rich history, is entangled in contemporary problems of theory and political philosophy. Chief among these problems is a question of postmodern thought in pop culture, media and politics. Here an extended quote from Claire Colebrook (2004) is useful specifically for conceptually connecting satire and irony. 44], 401), a defini- 22 Robert N. Spicer tion that is usually attributed to the first-century Roman orator Quintilian who was already looking back to Socrates and Ancient Greek literature.

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