I think some people try to over-credit Colbert and Stewart. They do not do their shows every night to teach the youth anything. Youth should already be taught that they are very capable of coming to their own conclusions about any topic. Stewart and Colbert go out there to make jokes about politicians, celebrities, news media, or anything else worth going after to make a joke out of. They show the hypocrisy in politics, and the irony in cable news. That's what they do. They aren't telling any kid what is and isn't important. If people want to be up-tight and worried about national security, then tune into a news channel. These guys are on Comedy Central for a reason, for comedy. How they do it is up to them, who responds and enjoys their style of comedy is not.