Stewart Became What He Once Denounced

By Konrad Yakabuski, Globe & Mail - August 4, 2015

This seems like about the worst week Jon Stewart could have picked to pack it in as host of The Daily Show. Fox News is holding the first debate among the contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination in Cleveland on Thursday, the same night Mr. Stewart signs off for good.

As anyone who has ever caught an episode of The Daily Show knows, Fox and the GOP are Mr. Stewart’s targets of predilection. But since the king of late night satire typically spoofs the news with a lag of a day or more, he will likely have to forgo mocking the hoedown in Ohio.

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