Question: Do shows like “The Daily Show” contribute to a growing cynicism?
Armitage: No. I don’t think they contribute. If anything there’s an awareness of things going on. As I say, they exploit the vulnerabilities of . . . I know as a policy maker . . . And I’ve been parodied on there at least once to my knowledge, and I deserved it. I said something very stupid. So I find that my children actually, in a way, have a fair understanding of a lot of things that they wouldn’t otherwise . . . otherwise know.