The Guardian just published a good story and interview with Jon Stewart. It is definitely worth a read for people who want to know more about him, and what the future may hold.
Here’s one paragraph to whet your appetite:
When George Bush left office in 2008, some worried that Stewart would run out of material. This proved as shortsighted as the hope that Obama would be America’s grand salvation. Stewart, who describes himself as “a leftist”, has always hammered the Democrats with the vigour of a disappointed supporter, and subjected Obama to one of his most damaging interviews during his first term: the president admitted that his 2008 slogan probably should have been “Yes We Can, But…” At the time, Stewart laughed, but today he admits with a shrug, “It was heartbreaking. It’s generally heartbreaking – that’s what the gig is.”
I’ve probably mentioned it before, but watching Stewart on the Daily Show was one of the main reasons I started this blog. Humor is always the best medicine.