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Posted 2/10/15 , edited 2/11/15
I've been watching Stewart since high school. I think the best thing I learned from his show is the pure rubbish that tv news is. MSNBC, CNN, Fox, all pointless, none of them have any journalistic merit, their basically political TMZ. Stewart wasn't a journalist, he was a comedian trying to entertain and never tried to pass himself off as anything else. The other news networks continue to call their base pandering and opinions masquerading as facts based programing, tv journalism, they should stop pissing on the corpse of something they killed.
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I had just started watching him and Colbert last year, I wish I had given them a chance much sooner. I can honestly say I learned more from their shows than watching the actual "news".
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Damn.... It's not going to be the same without him.
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onibrotonel wrote:

Is he the one that actually comes up with the jokes or he reads and memorizes a script of it?


The Daily Show (And Colbert Report) have a team of writers who come up with material. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on both teams, as I recall. The shows may share their entire writing staff, I can't remember. Not sure about Jon Oliver's show, but he started out as a correspondent for The Daily Show, as did Stephen Colbert.

Can't say as I'm particularly surprised. It's been over 15 years since he took over for Craig Kilburn and he just hasn't seemed to really enjoy it as much since he came back from the hiatus to film Rosewater.
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Posted 2/10/15
; ^ ;

I go to college. Stop watching television for awhile. And this happens.

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Posted 2/11/15
Who?
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First Colbert, now Stewart. Oh well guess John Oliver will have to do, but THAT'S A WEEKLY SHOW. I need my daily dose of fake news...
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Some dude on this archaic thing called television, can you believe there used to be a time where people watched it on couches for hours.
Nightmarish.
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Nightblade370 wrote:

First Colbert and now Stewart? I know the Daily Show itself is not ending, but without Jon Stewart...this is truly a loss.


Yes, it's very sad news. The Nightly Show is doing reasonably well, but it doesn't have the same charm that The Colbert Report had. This may be the same sort of situation, but we can't say for sure yet.


The worst part of this is I just turned 18. I can actually participate in the political process now, but now I've lost two of my best news sources. Colbert and Stewart didn't just report the news, they researched it thoroughly (unlike other news sources do) to satirize current events and, more importantly, reveal the truth behind these events. Satire, I find, is the best counter to political spin and both of these shows were important to keeping spin in check.


I really can't recommend using programs like The Colbert Report or The Daily Show as news sources. You get the same amount of useful information out of SNL's "Weekend Update" sketches. The only way to get through the spin is to corroborate with multiple reputable news sources, ideally from multiple countries. Satire is good for raising awareness of an issue, but horrible at providing the minutiae.


At least we have Jon Oliver over at HBO...


Now there's someone who turned out to be a real gem that just needed a chance to shine. He did great in Jon's absence, and he's doing great with his own program as well.
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Posted 2/11/15
Eh. Satire will always live on, regardless of its figurehead.

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