Goodbye to the Last Honest Newsman

By Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone - August 8, 2015

America will miss Jon Stewart. But it's fair to say we miss him already, because his America is gone. The political climate — angrier, more bitter, more violently divided — is radically different from the one he signed up to make fun of. Political satire, as Stewart defined it on The Daily Show, requires him to appear equally tough on the left and the right. But that means he has to pretend there's such a thing as a moderate center.

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