"[The Daily Show with Jon Stewart] has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism. Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a necessary branch of government.”
-Brian Williams, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News.
(To paraphrase: Brian Williams is complaining that a comedian with a talk show on basic cable can tell the truth but a network news anchor with 8 million viewers doesn't have the "platform" to tell the truth).