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Jon Stewart: Alive and Well

“The worst of times for politics and media has been the best of times for The Daily Show’s host—and unfortunately things are getting even funnier.” New York Magazine profiles the comedian.

“‘Jon [Stewart] has chronicled the death of shame in politics and journalism,’ says Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor who is a frequent Daily Show guest. ‘Many of us on this side of the journalism tracks often wish we were on Jon’s side. I envy his platform to shout from the mountaintop. He’s a necessary branch of government.’ Glenn Beck is an even more frequent Daily Show presence—as a target. The Fox News star takes a different view—surprise, surprise—praising Stewart while dismissing him as mere entertainment. Even as he’s built an enviable political base, Beck knows he’s a showman, and he thinks that makes Stewart a kind of brother.”


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