YouTube thinks Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert should testify on their behalf, and I agree. The causality here is much more clear than they were during the Napster controversy. When the music industry was in decline, it was easy (and superficially plausible) for the RIAA to suggest that file-sharing programs were the culprit. It was difficult--if perhaps correct--to make the case that the music industry would have been in worse shape if it wasn't for Napster. With Stewart and Colbert now soaringly popular, though, the the argument should be much easier to make, and might even be demonstrable empirically. Somebody out there should take the time to impose Daily Show ratings on to this Alexa image.