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Reflecting on Some of Jon Stewart’s Best Moments: The Fox and CNN Interviews

As Jon Stewart heads into the final stretch of hosting “The Daily Show,” Truthdig has chosen some of our favorite segments from both his popular Comedy Central news satire and other news shows on which he appeared (usually to the chagrin of those shows).

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart: Top Republicans Flock to California for a Chance to ‘Gobble Some Koch’

The Koch brothers have pledged to spend “over a billion dollars to buy the next election,” so is anyone surprised to see Republican candidates groveling at the billionaires’ feet? Certainly not the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Won’t Let an Ethiopian Anthropologist ‘Jump In on the Trump Action’

In a clip dedicated to President Obama’s trip to Africa, the “Daily Show” host marvels at the fact that “across all the world’s cultures, the two things we share seem to be music and Trump jokes.”

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart: The Way the World’s Going, a Nuclear Iran’s Gonna Be the Least of Our Problems

In an inspired rant, the “Daily Show” host explains why climate change, consumerism, Ebola and other such concerns are far more pressing than whether Iran will become a nuclear power in 10 to 15 years, as some conservatives allege.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Obama Announces a New Executive Order During His Last Chat With Jon Stewart

President Obama discusses senioritis, the Iran deal, the media and ideas for social progress with Jon Stewart, and also makes an important decision regarding the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Thanks to SCOTUS, Americans Can Still Kill Prisoners Painfully and Everyone Else Slowly

After celebrating SCOTUS’ momentous decisions on same-sex marriage, the Fair Housing Act and Obamacare, the “Daily Show” host has one more thing to say to the Supreme Court justices: “What the fuck?”

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Blasts Conservatives for Their ‘Arguments Against the Progress of Humankind’

After a momentous week for the Supreme Court and the nation, was it too much to ask that right-wingers refrain from spewing bigoted and misguided statements about the end of democracy?

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: For the Sake of Comedy, Jon Stewart Begs Donald Trump to Make Good on His Promise to Run

After learning that Donald Trump hadn’t filed his paperwork to officially begin his campaign as a presidential candidate, the comedian nearly abandons “The Daily Show” early.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEOS: John Oliver and Jon Stewart on the Confederate Flag in South Carolina

“The first time the Confederate flag was ‘used in a racist way’ was the exact second they finished sewing the very first one,” comedian John Oliver notes.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Loses His Cool in a Gut-Wrenchingly Honest Monologue on the Charleston Shooting

Beginning with an apology for his inability to deliver comic relief on Thursday in the wake of the church shooting in South Carolina, the “Daily Show” host gave a long speech about racial tensions in the United States and, above all, how frustrating it is that America won’t do “jack shit” even in the face of vicious attacks from within.

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Donald Trump: ‘America’s Id Is Running for President!’

Stewart calls Trump’s announcement that he is entering the race for the White House “over half an hour of the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour forth from the mouth of a batshit billionaire.”

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Is Just as Confused as You Are About the Rachel Dolezal Scandal

In two segments, “The Daily Show” summed up the controversy that’s been keeping the 24-hour news cycle spiraling out of control these past few days.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘The Daily Show’ Slams Texas Cops’ Racist Attack on McKinney Pool Party Teens

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart teams up with correspondent Jessica Williams to discuss recent events at a pool party in McKinney, Texas.

Posted on Jun 9, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Fires Off at Abercrombie and United Airlines for Discriminating Against Muslims

Jon Stewart explains that in interacting with Muslims—particularly those who want to drink a can of soda on a United Airlines flight or fold T-shirts at Abercrombie & Fitch—American businesses are more than willing to discriminate.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: If the Patriot Act Is Working So Poorly, Why Are These Guys Adamant We Have to Keep It?

Though it seems our nation did not collapse after the Patriot Act expired Sunday night, some politicians would have you believe the end is drawing nigh. The “Daily Show” host, however, begs to differ.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Interviews Sen. Rand Paul About the NSA Phone Surveillance Program and More

Host Jon Stewart began Tuesday’s “Daily Show” episode by offering his condolences to the NSA metadata collection program.

Posted on May 27, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Jeb Bush’s Iraq Blunder: Is Learning From the Past a Disservice to Soldiers?

The “Daily Show” host combs through every one of Jeb Bush’s answers to the simple question posed by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: Knowing what we know now, would you have gone to Iraq? What he finds is both ridiculous and hilarious.

Posted on May 19, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEOS: This ‘Daily Show’ Comparison of British and American Politics Puts U.S. Politicians to Shame

Putting into perspective just how terrible the Citizens United decision truly is, these videos will make you laugh, cry and then some.

Posted on May 14, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Highlights Media Hypocrisy in Coverage of White Riots Vs. Baltimore Protests

With a video montage of Americans rioting over incredibly important things such as sports and pumpkins, “The Daily Show” host exposes the double standard on reporting when it comes to the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Bashes Congress for Over-Congratulating Itself for Fixing a Problem It Created

Inspired by our legislators’ recent celebration of their bipartisan “Doc-Fix” Medicare measure, Jon Stewart and other “Daily Show” correspondents imagine what life would be like if “normal people” reacted the way Congress does to “the dutiful executing of basic occupational tasks.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Ad Is Boring as Shit

The “Daily Show” host weighs in on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s big—albeit anticlimactic—announcement about running for president.

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 READ MORE


Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Interview With Jon Stewart May Make Your Jaw Drop

Ever wonder how the U.S. government justifies making an annual $60 billion off students? Allow Sen. Elizabeth Warren to explain.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: When Gays Want Equality, It’s Militancy; When Christians Deny Service, It’s Freedom

The “Daily Show” host dedicated two segments Monday night to discussing Indiana’s heinous Religious Freedom Restoration Act, including a witty bit on “pizza hate.”

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Defends ‘Daily Show’ Host Choice: ‘Trevor Noah Will Earn Your Trust’

Addressing some of the controversy surrounding Comedy Central’s decision to hire Trevor Noah as the new host of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart made a plea Monday night to his audience to give Noah a chance.

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 READ MORE


These Clips of Jon Stewart’s Best Fox News, CNN and MSNBC Takedowns Will Make You Miss Him Already

No one has done more to combat the bullshit aired on cable news than Jon Stewart has over the years, but as the soon-to-be-retired “Daily Show” host puts it, it’s tough to work in “media counter-errorism.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 READ MORE



Trevor Noah Chosen to Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ Despite Calls for Female Host

Sure, Trevor Noah has proved he can make Americans laugh at themselves during his recent segments on “The Daily Show,” but what happened to all the great female comedians who were up for the job?

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE



How One ‘Daily Show’ Clip May Have Changed the Lives of Thousands of Veterans

Who knew comedy had such power to bring about change?

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Solves the American Gender Pay Gap. Not.

How idealistic can one man making a heartfelt call for pay equality be? Jon Stewart finds out in a recent “Daily Show” segment.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Congress Only Cares About Soldiers When They’re Fighting Wars, Not When They’re in Need

In a scathing segment on the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the “Daily Show” host highlights how our government officials have no problem overspending on wars, but they cut every corner they can with veterans’ health.

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Calls Fox News Out on Its Hypocrisy and Racism Regarding Ferguson

“The lesson Fox News is getting at is very clear,” says the “Daily Show” host: “ ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if people who jumped to conclusions and peddled a false, divisive, anger-stoking narrative had to apologize for misleading America?’ ”

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 READ MORE


Leaving the Killing to Computers

The Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine, Andrew Cockburn, tells Jon Stewart about the increasingly technologically dependent and hands-off process that American officials use to kill militants and, inadvertently, civilians in other countries.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Widespread Efforts to Limit Gay and Trans Rights in the United States

Whether it’s refusing to sell boutonnières for same-sex weddings or refusing to let transgender people use public bathrooms, an anti-LGBT backlash is underway in several U.S. states.

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: The Media Bend Over Backward to Negate the Role of Race in Prejudiced Acts

The racial tensions that date to the founding of the United States are constantly being swept under the rug rather than confronted. But the “Daily Show” host has had just about enough of “racism deniers.”

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: ‘Republicans Aren’t Warning Iran About Obama, They’re Warning Iran About Themselves’

Recently, 47 senators signed a letter warning Iranian leaders that any deal they struck with President Obama would last only as long as Congress allowed. But while it’d be nice to call such childish behavior by America’s leaders unprecedented, boy, does it have a precedent.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Interviews Civil Rights Leader John Lewis on Marching in Selma 50 Years Ago

As he introduced President Obama at the commemoration of Bloody Sunday, the longtime congressman recalled marching in Selma, Ala., at the age of 25.

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Even If Hillary Used a Personal Email Account at State, Didn’t the NSA Keep a Record?

The “Daily Show” host makes an important (and humorous) point about the most recent attempt at a Hillary Clinton scandal.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on ‘Bibi’s Big Adventures’ in America

“It was a festival of slights,” remarked the “Daily Show” host about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress on Tuesday.

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 READ MORE



‘Daily Show’ Duo Samantha Bee and Jason Jones Make a Play for Their Own Hit Show

Those hoping that either or both members of “Daily Show” husband-and-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee would play key roles in filling outgoing power anchor Jon Stewart’s seat can strike those two promising names off the list of potential replacements—they’re going to be otherwise occupied.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee Point Out the Contradictions Between Joe Biden’s Words and His Gropes

While the vice president is quite outspoken against sexual harassment, his brain seems to have a problem sending his hands the message.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’ Gives Obama a Makeover So Right-Wingers Can Understand What He’s Saying

No matter what President Obama says about the Islamic State group, Fox News and conservative politicians continue to misrepresent him. Thankfully, Jon Stewart and his staff at “The Daily Show” have come up with a way to address the problem.

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 READ MORE


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Stewart, Williams and Thick Skins

Many years ago, a politician complained to me about journalists who loved to dish it out but bristled at any criticism directed their way.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE



Is It Too Soon to Hope a Woman Takes Jon Stewart’s Spot on ‘The Daily Show’?

We’re probably all still getting our heads around the fact that yet another late-night great is calling it quits, but let’s take a moment to recognize it’s about damn time “The Daily Show” was hosted by a woman.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Sort of Explains Why He’s Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

The big announcement off his chest, the host cracked up, teared up and promised to stick around awhile, if only to properly say goodbye. But he gave some clues about his decision.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE



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Confirmed: Jon Stewart to Leave ‘The Daily Show’

After 16 years transforming a goofball “Weekend Update” knockoff into must-watch programming that frequently embarrassed “real” journalists and elevated national debate, Jon Stewart is calling it quits.

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Obama’s Like a ‘One-Man Drone Employment Program’

“The Daily Show” host explains why a recent White House security breach probably has to do with Obama’s love of drones, or rather their love of him.

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: Republicans Are Using the ‘Exact Same Fucking’ Rhetoric Romney Did

Not much has changed in the GOP since it lost the last presidential election.

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 READ MORE



Larry Wilmore Makes His Comedy Central Bow to Promising Reviews

Stephen Colbert has a tough act to follow in replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show” later this year—but then again, following Stephen Colbert is no easy feat either. The latter job fell to Comedy Central’s newest host, Larry Wilmore, on Monday night.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Asks Jimmy Carter If There’s Any Hope Left for Global Peace; His Answer May Surprise You

The 39th president of the U.S. has kept quite busy since the end of his term, but he put aside some time to talk with the “Daily Show” host about the Middle East and the recent Paris unity rally, among other things.

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 READ MORE


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