It seems that the subject of Jon Stewart is the subject of some discussion in these forums right now. Some people have trouble with the idea of a comedian being an effective commentator.
So I will pose the question:
Can humor be an effective means of political communication?
Before someone asks: Effective in terms of communicating a political idea based on logic and fact. Or is there a problem with this means of communication where these things are lost or distorted?
Also, I encourage people to think outside the case of Jon Stewart. One famous example would be [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal[/ame]