Our slow, steady slouching toward Idiocracy appears to be right on track as the latest Daily Show takedown of CNN clearly demonstrates.

Gone are the days of simply shoddy reportage — replaced with a Feeling-O-Meter that helpfully rates news stories as either good or bad so that viewers know whether to stuff it in their "happy bag" or their "sad bag."

Jon Stewart justifiably lays into CNN for dumbing down news to the point where even Michele Bachmann has become too nuanced.

Of course, CNN isn't the only news network to employ elementary analysis of layered events, but, as Stewart notes in the second video, when Fox News and MSNBC ask if something is good or bad, there's only one right answer.

[screengrab via The Daily Show]