Jon Stewart and Stephen ColbertYou know how you keep hearing that 31% or so Americans still support Bush? And then you shake your head and ask yourself, “But WHY? Don’t they know any better?” Turns out …. they don’t!

Now these may not be exactly the same 31%, but it turns out that 31% of American adults do not know the name of the vice-President. Also, according to a Pew survey,

Told that Shia was one group of Muslims struggling
in Iraq, only 32% of the total sample could name “Sunni” as the other
key group.

The best of the findings though is that

those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Colbert Report.

Oh good grief! The news has gotten so bad that fake news on a comedy channel is better than the regular news.

Scariest thing? All those uninformed adults have the right to vote, and only one or two of the YouThinkLeft writers are old enough for that right. But we can all name Dick Cheney and tell you that the other group of Muslims in Iraq is the Sunni.

Like most of my posts, this is cross-posted at Political Teen Tidbits and at YouThinkLeft.