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WARNING: Jon Stewart used explicit language in his comedy.
On March 17’s edition of The Problem With Jon Stewart, the comedian set his sights on the media as he spelled out how their outdated use of ratings coupled with perverse incentives were driving them into oblivion. And to make this point, Steward focused on how the media was addicted to the largest story of the Trump presidency: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election, aka the Russia collusion hoax.
Now, Stewart did begin with some shots at Fox News and accusations that they were the source of the outrage at Critical Race Theory and hinted it was an AstroTurf movement. But the bulk of his criticism was for the clowns in the rest of the media who portrayed themselves as the saviors of the world.
“[T]he fourth estate has claimed that they stand ready betwixt America and peril, a bulwark to creeping fascism. Our media, they are the watchers on the wall,” he sarcastically declared. But after playing a clip of CNN’s Don Lemon busting out of a cake on New Year’s Eve (possibly drunk), he lamented: “Well America, it's been a pleasure. We're fucked.”