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  • Liberals Are Not Laughing About Jon Stewart’s Jabs at Joe Biden

    02/14/2024 5:47:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    Rolling Stones ^ | 02 13 2024 | Miles Klee
    One-time fans who perhaps remember comedian Jon Stewart only taking satirical swipes at conservatives while host of The Daily Show were shocked and aggrieved when he returned to host the program after almost nine years on Monday to take aim at President Joe Biden. During an “Indecision 2024” segment that anchored the first half of the show, Stewart aired exasperation over Donald Trump and Biden being the oldest-ever candidates for president, breaking a record they themselves set in the 2020 election. (In his usual self-deprecating style, he also took a moment to lament his own age and appearance.) The monologue...
  • Jon Stewart basically says he returned to The Daily Show because Apple censored him

    02/12/2024 4:03:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    bgr ^ | 02 12 2024 | Andy Meek
    We apparently have Apple TV+ to thank for Jon Stewart’s much anticipated return to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, with tonight marking the first time he’s occupied the anchor desk during the network’s flagship news show since leaving in 2015. Stewart will be hosting the show on Mondays throughout the 2024 election season, and it turns out there are at least two reasons why: Apple. And China. Specifically, before Apple cancelled his Apple TV+ talk show The Problem With Jon Stewart last year, the comedian reportedly got into it with the iPhone maker over the content of three episodes he...
  • Jon Stewart Returning to ‘The Daily Show’ as Monday Host Through 2024 Election

    01/24/2024 10:05:56 AM PST · by libh8er · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1.24.2024 | Daniel Kreps
    THE DAILY SHOW is bringing back beloved former host Jon Stewart on a part-time basis to shepherd the late-night show through the 2024 election season. Following Trevor Noah’s exit in December 2022, the series spent 2023 relying on a revolving door of special guests and correspondents to hold down the fort while Comedy Central settled on a permanent host. However — despite Roy Wood Jr.’s very public pleadings at the Emmys — The Daily Show has opted not to bring in a full-time host, and instead will have Stewart return for Monday night broadcasts.
  • Jon Stewart’s Apple Show Abruptly Ends Due to Disagreements Over China, AI: Reports

    10/20/2023 2:07:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2023 | Ariel Zilber
    Jon Stewart’s show on Apple’s TV streaming service is no more — and China was reportedly an issue. Stewart and Apple have parted ways after executives at the tech giant expressed misgivings about future episodes of the show that would potentially delve into sensitive topics such as China and artificial intelligence, according to The New York Times.The move brings about a surprise end to “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” which ran for two years on Apple TV+. Initially, the show was a ratings flop, managing a meager audience in its first season. But the second season brought several viral moments....
  • The Lab Leak Deception

    11/04/2022 3:59:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 11.3.2022 | Zach Weissmueller and Reagan Taylor
    Public officials concealed their conflicts of interest and role in funding research that may have caused the pandemic, says health reporter Emily Kopp.Journalists and scientists routinely dismissed the lab leak hypothesis as a crackpot theory and even as "racist," up until the summer of 2021 when science journalist Nicholas Wade published an influential article, and a viral rant by Jon Stewart pushed it into the mainstream. Until that point, social media platforms had been removing or throttling posts that took it seriously. Anthony Fauci, who didn't respond to our interview request, said it wasn't worth even considering the possibility that...
  • Jon Stewart Recalls Outrage After He Backed COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory: ‘-–- You, I’m Done’

    02/28/2023 11:42:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2023 | Thomas Barrabi
    Jon Stewart is still miffed over the backlash he faced last year for backing the COVID-19 lab leak theory during a now-infamous appearance as a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The comedian revisited the controversy during the latest episode of his AppleTV+ show “The Problem with Jon Stewart” on Monday – one day after a bombshell revelation that the US Energy Department now views a lab leak as the most likely explanation for the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the revelation, Stewart downplayed the notion that he was vindicated by the classified report, which has yet...
  • Liberal Host Jon Stewart Accuses Biden Family of ‘Corruption, Straight Up’

    10/28/2022 4:54:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Slay News ^ | October 27, 2022 | David Hawkins
    Liberal talk show host Jon Stewart has accused Democrat Joe Biden’s family of “straight up” “corruption.” Stewart admitted that Hunter Biden’s board position with the notoriously-corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma is “corruption, straight up.” In the latest episode of his Apple TV+ podcast “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” the former Daily Show host spoke with British journalist Gabriel Gatehouse. Stewart said, “Let’s say it was real and people just thought, well, the one thing in it maybe is 10% to the big guy, which is circumstantial at best. “But as far as like, look, Hunter Biden being on the board...
  • WATCH: Economist Steve Hanke Takes Jon Stewart to School on America’s Inflation Crisis

    10/19/2022 10:07:31 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/19/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    A Johns Hopkins University economist wasn’t having any of has-been comedian Jon Stewart’s gaslighting over the true source of America’s inflation crisis: a drastically inflated money supply. Economist Steve Hanke joined the Oct. 19 edition of Apple TV’s The Problem with Jon Stewart and didn’t mince words. “Inflation is always and everywhere caused by one thing: too much money. Period,” Hanke said. “That’s the end of the story. It is simpler than you think.” Stewart immediately tried to retort with pseudo-economic reasoning: “I’ve read studies that contradict that, but I don’t know.” Hanke didn’t waste time rebutting: “Whatever you’re reading...
  • Nolte: Trevor Noah Slinks Off ‘Daily Show’ After Losing 75% of Audience

    09/30/2022 8:14:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/30/2022 | John Notle
    When Jon Stewart left the Daily Show in 2015, he averaged 1.3 million viewers per night. After seven years of humiliating failure, Stewart’s hand-picked replacement, some guy named Trevor Noah, is slinking off with an average viewership as of last week of 363,000 viewers. During his failed reign, I made something of a cottage industry ridiculing Stewart’s pathetic ratings. The corporate media bent over backward to juice the far-left and smugly dishonest Stewart into a national phenomenon when the truth was that less than one percent of Americans tuned in. Jon Stewart was a “phenomenon” in CNN’s eyes only, a...
  • Code of Vets blasts Jon Stewart: "You do not speak for us"

    07/31/2022 9:40:16 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    twitter ^ | Aug 1 | Code of Vets
    @codeofvets Replying to @jonstewart You are not a veteran. You do not speak for us. You made it about politics. It is about the $400B. It is infuriating but expected. The PACT Act needs to state: $280 billion for toxic exposure health care. That is it. The additional $400 BILLION needs to be removed.
  • Jon Stewart targets Pat Toomey in rant after Senate fails to pass bill to aid veterans

    07/28/2022 10:22:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    Penn Live ^ | By Paul Vigna
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) had a brief response to comedian Jon Stewart calling him out specifically while criticizing Senate Republicans on Wednesday for blocking a bill to provide healthcare for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving abroad. “That’s not worth responding to,” Toomey said when asked for his reaction. The military burn pits bill, or PACT Act, initially passed the 100-member Senate with the support of 34 Republicans and all 50 Democrats. It would increase spending by more than $300 billion over the next decade and dramatically boost health care services and disability benefits for veterans exposed...
  • Jon Stewart’s new show on AppleTV+ is reportedly a flop

    04/19/2022 2:33:30 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 18 Apr 2022 | Alexandra Steigrad
    Jon Stewart is struggling to gain traction on his new talk show, according to a report. “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” which launched on AppleTV+ in September, appears to be a flop, as it trails far behind its competitors on broadcast and cable TV, according to Bloomberg. The show’s first episode was seen by just 180,000 US homes in the first week it debuted last fall, measurement firm Samba TV said. That number dropped to 78% to 40,000 by its fifth episode, which aired in early March. Stewart’s comic rival John Oliver, meanwhile, pulled in viewership of 844,000 US homes...
  • Jon Stewart's 'super-woke' Apple TV+ show a 'flop': Report

    04/18/2022 3:04:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2022 | Lindsay Kornick
    Stewart decried the American Dream as a 'fallacy' for anyone who isn’t White in a recent episode -------------------------- Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart’s woke new series "The Problem with Jon Stewart" has been dubbed a flop, according to new reports. Stewart’s Apple TV+ show, which debuted in September, averaged only about 180,000 U.S. homes within the first week. By the fifth episode in March, viewership went down 78% to only 40,000 U.S. homes within seven days, according to Bloomberg. By comparison, Samba TV reported approximately 844,000 U.S. homes tuned in to a March episode of HBO Max’s "Last Week...
  • Jon Stewart Defends Joe Rogan Over COVID Vaccine ‘Misinformation’

    02/11/2022 12:55:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 11, 2022 | Ariel Zilber
    Jon Stewart is coming to the defense of fellow podcaster Joe Rogan over the uproar surrounding “misinformation” about vaccines that has prompted calls for Spotify to sever ties with its $100 million star. Stewart, the former star of Comedy Central’s Daily Show who is now hosting his own gabfest on Apple’s streaming service, said on Thursday that “canceling” Rogan would be akin to banning Stewart from television for his opposition to the Iraq War in 2003. “The New York Times, right, was a giant purveyor of misinformation, and disinformation,” Stewart said of the newspaper’s editorial support for the Iraq war.
  • Jon Stewart argues 'overreaction' to Joe Rogan is a 'mistake' amid Spotify protest

    02/04/2022 6:36:50 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | Feb. 4th, 2022 | Brendan Morrow
    As musicians pull out of Spotify over Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart is coming to the podcast host's defense. The former host of The Daily Show on his podcast discussed artists like Neil Young leaving Spotify in protest of COVID-19 misinformation on Rogan's show The Joe Rogan Experience. Stewart criticized "overblown rhetoric" about Rogan, arguing he's not "an ideologue in any way" and is open to being corrected when he's wrong. When it comes to the Spotify protest, Stewart said that in general, his philosophy is "don't leave, don't abandon, don't censor, engage."
  • Maya Angelou becomes first black woman to appear on US coin

    01/11/2022 11:10:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 111 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.11.2022 | lo/wmr (AP, AFP, Reuters)
    The United States Mint has started distributing quarters featuring the image of Maya Angelou , making the poet and activist the first (b)lack woman to appear on US currency. “Each time we redesign our currency, we have the chance to say something about our country, what we value and how we’ve progressed as a society,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said. Angelou is depicted with outstretched arms on the quarter. Behind her are a bird in flight and a rising sun, images inspired by her poetry. […] The US mint is planning to issue 20 quarters over four years honoring...
  • The Biden administration could sidestep McConnell's refusal to pay America's bills by minting a $1 trillion platinum coin (WTH?)

    09/19/2021 11:38:01 PM PDT · by cba123 · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sunday (US) | Andy Kiersz,Joseph Zeballos-Roig
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has firmly dug in on refusing GOP help to renew the US's ability to pay off its bills, known as the debt ceiling. Instead, the Kentucky Republican said it's up to Democrats to raise it in order to finance their social spending plans on healthcare, education, and childcare. He insists he's not "bluffing." But the conundrum could have a coin-sized solution. A loophole in the law that prescribes the types of coins that can legally be minted in the US theoretically allows the Treasury Department to mint a $1 trillion platinum coin, deposit it at...
  • The Biden administration could sidestep McConnell's refusal to pay America's bills by minting a $1 trillion platinum coin

    09/19/2021 8:08:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | September 19, 2021 | Andy Kiersz and Joseph Zeballos-Roig
    A new fight over the debt ceiling is brewing on Capitol Hill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has firmly dug in on refusing GOP help to renew the US's ability to pay off its bills, known as the debt ceiling. Instead, the Kentucky Republican said it's up to Democrats to raise it in order to finance their social spending plans on healthcare, education, and childcare. He insists he's not "bluffing." But the conundrum could have a coin-sized solution. A loophole in the law that prescribes the types of coins that can legally be minted in the US theoretically allows the...
  • Jon Stewart calls ‘Harry Potter’ goblin characters antisemitic

    01/04/2022 2:00:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 68 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/22 | Shira Hanau
    <p>In the “Harry Potter” world, Gringott’s Bank, the bank that serves wizards and where treasures are stored in a mysterious network of underground tunnels and chambers, is run by goblins, who are depicted as ill-tempered, short-statured creatures with long noses and ears with a love of gold.</p>
  • Jon Stewart Tells Jake Tapper to Check His Trump Derangement: ‘It’s a Mistake to Focus It All on This One Individual

    10/18/2021 8:32:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/2021 | David Ng
    Jon Stewart told CNN’s Jake Tapper to check his Trump Derangement Syndrome, saying it is a “mistake” to continue hyperventilating over former President Donald Trump and blaming him for all of the country’s problems. In an appearance Saturday on CNN’s State of the Union, Jon Stewart warned Tapper against portraying Trump as an omnipotent bad guy, after the host described Trump as a threat to democracy.