If you’ve missed Jon Stewart during this presidential campaign, his interview with David Axelrod is definitely worth watching.
“You don’t have that much time to take away Americans’ guns and declare martial law… if you’re going to do that, you better get started”.
— Jon Stewart advising President Obama, who was making his final visit to The Daily Show.
“I honestly have nothing other than sadness that once again we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn’t exist. I’m confident though that by acknowledging it — by staring into — we still won’t do jack shit.”
— Jon Stewart, on the shootings of nine people in a Charleston church.
It’s not clear why former New York Times reporter Judith Miller decided it would be a good idea to defend her reporting on the Iraq War on the Daily Show.
Here’s how Stewart opened the interview: “My feeling has always been… I believe that you helped the administration take us to, like, the most devastating mistake in foreign policy that we’ve made in, like, 100 years.”
“Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show,” Entertainment Weekly reports.
“Ending months of speculation about his future with the Comedy Central series, Stewart informed his studio audience during Tuesday night’s taping that he is stepping down as host of the show after 16 years.”
Politico: “Stewart, who became the host of ‘The Daily Show’ in 1999, has had an immeasurable influence on American politics and satire.”
Jon Stewart: “It’s funny, I just made this movie about a guy who triumphs over the inhuman conditions in his imprisonment in an authoritarian country, and I don’t think they did half that shit to him.”