Look at the superior way that Steven Colbert interviewed James Comey. It was ingenious (including loosening him up with alcohol), fast-paced and wasted no time on small issues. I appreciated it even more when I started seeing some interviews with this author on his new book by other outlets, no offense.
Vox Media, not to be confused with Fox News, explained it perfectly! As I learned in that clip (seen 2.5 million times — slightly more than all my blog posts together): satire opens up the brain, taps into your skepticism, shows you the truth.
When the regular news analyses nonsense, it needs to show both sides of the debate, leaving the viewers numb. While comedians show you the obvious by making fun of the nonsense.
I get most of my US political information from satirists. My opponents will say: It shows. I say: it saves me lots of time making up my mind through the fog the fake news creates and it’s entertaining into the bargain. (My Israel news I get from Rotter.)