New York Magazine’s article on Jon Stewart and The Daily Show is a long and good example of a familiar type of article: the “Jon Stewart is the last sane man” piece. It’s written a lot because it’s kind of true. This one even got comments from Glenn Beck, who feels that Stewart doesn’t understand the messages of his show.
One of the writers who features most prominently in the piece, Josh Lieb, was a writer on NewsRadio who became its showrunner in the final season (and is the guy saying “oh, it would be awful!” on one of the commentary tracks to describe what that show would have been like as a one-camera production) . So this means that I might as well accept it: everything has some kind of NewsRadio connection, real or imagined.