He’s become the very thing he once despised.
Stewart seemed like the leader of a Maoist struggle session.
In 2004 an episode of CNN’s Crossfire went viral after Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show, tore into the co-hosts of Crossfire Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala, claiming they were partisan hacks manufacturing mindless spin in lieu of intelligent conversation. He said that calling Crossfire a debate show was “like saying pro-wrestling is about athletic competition”. Neither Carlson nor Begala managed to muster more than a sputtering defense of their program and Crossfire was cancelled three months later.
I was reminded of this kerfuffle when Stewart hosted an episode of his show on AppleTV earlier this year called “The Problem with White People”. In his opening monologue he claimed that white Americans had refused to talk about race until the death of George Floyd, that the country had done little to ease the suffering of black…