No, it’s a loss for the leftwing morons who can’t handle real news and who need to live in their leftwing bubble unaffected by reality.
As the lead phony anchor, Stewart was the steward for a star system of supporting fake journalists. These included John Oliver, who last year launched HBO’s investigative-comedy half-hour, “Last Week Tonight,” and Larry Wilmore, who recently bowed in the post-Stewart slot with his as-yet-unproven “Nightly Show.”
But Stewart’s greatest protege is Stephen Colbert, whose “Colbert Report” was a masterful masquerade presided over by a willful nincompoop. The culture is much the poorer for Colbert’s jump to CBS to host the slot vacated by David Letterman in what will likely be a conventional talk show.
And, now, fans have been hit with the second of a double whammy that no one let themselves see coming.
The timing of Stewart’s departure could hardly be worse from the viewer’s perspective, with the 2016 presidential campaign gearing up. In recent cycles, Stewart had made himself as much a part of the electoral process as ballot-counting disputes.
For that and many other reasons, it’s hard to fathom the scope of the void he will leave. As a champion of enlightened phoniness in TV journalism, Stewart has proven himself to be one-of-a-kind, a fake who’s unrivalled as the real deal.
This cat needs to get a grip. So does the lefty echo chamber:
Forget Millennials. #JonStewart's No. 1 fan base was journalists. Where will they get their anti-conservative snark now?
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) February 11, 2015
Honestly all you can do is point and laugh at these people:
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) February 11, 2015