This interview with Jon Stewart on the NPR program Fresh Air illustrates exactly why so many of us trust the Daily Show analysis of the news more than any of the commercial media outlets.

But I have become increasingly unnerved by the depth of corruption that exists at many different levels. I’m less upset with politicians than the media. I feel like politicians – the way I explain it, is when you go to a zoo and a monkey throws feces, it’s a monkey. But when the zookeeper is standing right there and he doesn’t say, ‘Bad monkey’ – somebody’s gotta be the zookeeper.

Stewart, the correspondents, and their writers may be doing fake news, but it’s genuine, honest analysis.