This tweet says so much about American politics today…
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) July 28, 2015
As Jon Stewart gets ready to end his Daily Show run, we find out that while President Obama was leaving the money on the nightstand for the rest of the press… he was making waffles and fresh squeezed orange juice for Johnny in the morning.
In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a mid-morning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it made any further military intervention in Ukraine.
As the White House recognized, Stewart can, at times, be a more potent influence on policy than Obama himself. The 52-year-old funnyman is widely credited with changing how the government treated military veterans and Sept. 11 first responders and for canceling a hyper-partisan CNN talk show. His broadsides against President George W. Bush’s Iraq war and a series of Obama missteps had a searing effect on how Americans thought about Washington.
The article goes into Jon Stewart’s influence on politics and culture (there’s that word again) as a whole. It even mentioned how many Obama scandals only became scandals when Jon Stewart put him on blast for them… which is odd for a website like Politico to admit, considering that they’ve spent so much time trying to bury them.
The real problem is the tenor of the article. The reaction from any legitimate press should be something along the lines of “OH MY GOD, COMEDY CENTRAL WAS LITERALLY DOING BIDDING FOR THE PRESIDENT!!!” Instead it’s “Golly, isn’t this swell?” If you ever needed any more proof as to the corrupt relationship of not only the press, but the entertainment industry with the Democratic party… you’re welcome.
I hope that President Trump remembers to treat Trevor Noah this well.