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Jon Stewart Fights to Break Military Veterans Into the TV Industry

For the past three years, The Daily Show host has secretly trained vets on the ins and outs of the entertainment game.

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Despite being a longstanding, and particularly vocal, critic of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Daily Show host Jon Stewart has long been an equally vocal supporter of those who serve in our country’s armed forces. He’s performed for the troops in Afghanistan, visited wounded vets at military hospitals, and is even the recipient of the United Service Organization’s Merit Award. For someone so publicly opposed to the last decade’s worth of major military action, Stewart has remained remarkably steadfast in his commitment to men and women in uniform. While Stewart has never hidden his respect and admiration for this country’s soldiers, the degree to which he has actively supported them not only as an entertainer, but also as a personal mentor and career counselor is just beginning to be brought to light.

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A Handy Primer on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show Replacement, Trevor Noah

Get to know the witty South African comedian with these interweb gems.

Before Trevor Noah officially takes over The Daily Show later this year (or early next), get to know the witty South African comedian with these interweb gems.

  • Noah’s correspondent debut this past December tackled police brutality, Ebola, apartheid, and the continent of Africa’s unfair reputation as “just one giant village full of AIDS, huts, and starving children.”

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Hire These Funny Women for Jon Stewart’s Job

Let’s end the unbearable maleness of political TV news shows.

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Jon Stewart only announced his departure from The Daily Show yesterday, but we’re already on final stage of the Kübler-Ross model of grief: acceptance. Stewart had already signaled his restlessness when he took a long sabbatical from the show to direct his first feature film, so he’s only confirming what we already know: the man is ready for the next stage in his career. America is also ready: ready for a new person to take the chair and assume the position as the country’s moral (but not preachy) consciousness. And America is ready for that person to be a lady.

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Is Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Apolitical? Why Is Jon Stewart Pretending the Rally to Restore Sanity Is Apolitical?

A GOOD writer, on the eve of Jon Stewart's big "million moderate march" rally in Washington, contemplates the event's curious messaging.


Jon Stewart’s been working hard for the last month to keep things apolitical with his Million Moderate March on the National Mall tomorrow. He put a conservative Miss Georgia contestant on the Sanity Bus. He made fun of the Code Pink ladies, who are heroes among the anti-war left. He even went out of his way to uninvite not just the Obama’s-a-secret-Muslim-socialist assault-rifle toters, but the 9/11-was-an-inside-job lefty loons as well.

Because, you know, this isn’t a rally for the extreme screamers! (Wait, tone down that explanation point.) It’s a rally for people who don’t have time for rallies. For the “70-80-percenters.” For the people who want their “inside voices” to be heard. Never mind “left” and “right.”

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We don't mention The Daily Show on this blog all that frequently because it's just understood that Jon Stewart is awesome and there's not much to add. And actually, sometimes when Stewart is extra awesome we mention him anyway. But I wasn't entirely into this segment from last night, especially the bit about hermit crabs beginning at around 2:20 in the video below.

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Stewart's using that clip from the NBC story on hermit crabs to make the point that the news media is focusing on trivialities. He suggests the "devastated ecosystem" and displaced people are more important stories.

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