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I Vote Jon Stewart for King of America

  • Dec 17, 2008
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Jon Stewart is a funny, funny man.  He's also incredibly eloquent, molds his face into fantastic expressions, and knows his politics.

Jon Stewart's strength is in his ability to be subtle.  This may seem like a strange statement, given the titles of many of The Daily Show's regular segments ("Clusterf&$k to the White House" is one example), but it is precisely Jon Stewart's subdued demeanor that allows him to get as far as he does on the show.  As opposed to other pundits like Bill O'Reilly or Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart does not raise his voice to make a point.  He simply lets his point stand for itself, and here he is most powerful.

Jon Stewart's politics are no secret, and to call him liberal would be the understatement of the year.  Jon Stewart is at his worst when he fails to give those with opposing viewpoints the opportunity to explain themselves.  This sometime inability to consider an alternate viewpoint is the only reason I didn't give Jon Stewart a "5" rating.  That being said, Jon Stewart provides a real service to both sides of the political spectrum.  He is a satirist, an intellectual, and a talented writer.  He has consistently provided the public with a real opportunity to think about what is happening in the world, and he does so in a genuintely entertaining way.

Mad props to Jon Stewart, yo.

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Jonathan "Jon" Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, television host, and political satirist. He is best known as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program airing on Comedy Central.

Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television, hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. He has also had several film roles as an actor.

Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim leading to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart himself has also gained significant acclaim as a critic of the Bush administration and of personality-driven media shows, in particular the coverage of the U.S. news media networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.[7] Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk.[8][9] Stewart himself agrees, countering that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy. In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for a number of news and journalism awards.[10]

Stewart hosted the 78th Academy ...

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