The Infuriating Thing About Jon Stewart Is Also Why He'll Be Missed
Jon Stewart, who announced on his show tonight that he is going to retire from The Daily Show later this year, had this habit in public life that I found absolutely infuriating until about seven seconds after word of his impending retirement leaked online this evening. Stewart would take some strong political stance on his show, or as a guest on someone else’s show, and then when he was challenged on it, he wouldn’t cede exactly, but he would immediately defend himself with some variation on, “Hey, I’m just a comedian!”
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