As a regular viewer of The Daily Show, I can tell you this does not surprise me a bit. As much as it pains me to defend Rod Blagojevich, I have to say he is far from being the only politician to not realize they were not being interviewed by a real reporter for The Daily Show. I am continually amazed at the number of officials, newsmakers and celebrities that have no idea The Daily Show is fake news. Blago isn't alone by any means.
The Daily Show is fairly well-known news spoof on Comedy Central. You’d think most people would know this, especially those who have to regularly deal with the media. But no. Night after night we watch the secret practical joke unfold with only a few million viewers in on the gag. Strange but true. And you know what, I hope that doesn’t change any time soon.
Update: CNN now has the story.