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    Jon Stewart Will Be Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

    Jon Stewart, who turned Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” into a sharp-edged commentary on current events, delivering the news in layers of silliness and mockery, said on Tuesday that he would step down after more than 16 years as its anchor.

    Mr. Stewart, whose contract with Comedy Central ends in September, disclosed his plans during a taping of the program on Tuesday. Saying that “in my heart, I know it is time for someone else” to have the opportunity he had, Mr. Stewart told his audience that he was still working out the details of his departure, which “might be December, might be July.”

    “I don’t have any specific plans,” Mr. Stewart said, addressing the camera at the end of his show, at times seeming close to tears. “Got a lot of ideas. I got a lot of things in my head. I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people.”

    “I’m not going anywhere tomorrow,” Mr. Stewart added, “but this show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you.” Comedy Central did not elaborate on the future of the show, except to say that it “will endure for years to come.”

    In becoming the nation’s satirist in chief, Mr. Stewart imbued the program with a personal sense of justice, even indignation. For a segment of the audience that had lost its faith in broadcast and print news outlets or never regarded them as sacrosanct in the first place, Mr. Stewart emerged a figure as trusted as Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow.

    More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/ar...show.html?_r=0

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    What a bummer.

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    Now that's a tragic loss for sure...

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    Maybe he will run for President.

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    I might be upset.......if I'd ever heard of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I might be upset.......if I'd ever heard of him.
    old-timers fall well outside his demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I might be upset.......if I'd ever heard of him.
    old-timers fall well outside his demographic.
    Might also be, Ray, that he hosted that show for 16 years, all of which I lived outside of the US - unlike you and Snub who live in the US and find TV shows essential to your lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    unlike you and Snub who live in the US and find TV shows essential to your lives.
    Nice potshot. I do not own a TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I might be upset.......if I'd ever heard of him.
    old-timers fall well outside his demographic.
    Might also be, Ray, that he hosted that show for 16 years, all of which I lived outside of the US - unlike you and Snub who live in the US and find TV shows essential to your lives.

    not sure why you think i live in the US....anyway, his show is available to download--legally and illegally.

    let me guess, grandpa......you're a big fan of matlock, murder she wrote and (especially) the weather channel.

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    Apologies, Snub.

    Fuck you, Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey
    let me guess, grandpa......you're a big fan of matlock, murder she wrote and (especially) the weather channel.
    OMFG LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Apologies, Snub.

    Fuck you, Ray.
    Heh...Reach Around pops in from time to time to show his ass.

    Pathetic little TEFLer he is...

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    ^ Go suck a koch dick boontard.

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    Possible substitute for Brian Williams if Lester Holt can not keep the viewer base for NBC.

    It seems curious that NBC suspended Williams for 6 months since Jon Stewart will then be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Mr. Stewart emerged a figure as trusted as Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow.
    Who writes this stuff? "The Baron of Bullshit," more like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Possible substitute for Brian Williams if Lester Holt can not keep the viewer base for NBC.

    It seems curious that NBC suspended Williams for 6 months since Jon Stewart will then be available.
    Outside of the humorous aspect, the only decent and credible American news and current affairs programming around. Always intelligent, witty, and worthy.

    It would be difficult to replace his style.
    Wouldn't be the same - best to close the show altogether when he leaves.

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    Gutted.



    What's he going to do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Wouldn't be the same - best to close the show altogether when he leaves.
    We will have to wait and see. It is not hard to outsmart the retards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I might be upset.......if I'd ever heard of him.
    His father was my tennis partner for a while back in the 90's

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Possible substitute for Brian Williams if Lester Holt can not keep the viewer base for NBC.

    It seems curious that NBC suspended Williams for 6 months since Jon Stewart will then be available.
    Outside of the humorous aspect, the only decent and credible American news and current affairs programming around. Always intelligent, witty, and worthy.

    It would be difficult to replace his style.
    W to make couldn't be the same - best to close the show altogether when he leaves.
    It was a load of left-wing clap-trap.

    Don't try to manufacture a silk purse...
    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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    Right up there with the likes of Fox and Friends......


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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Right up there with the likes of Fox and Friends......

    I am sure you are being sarcastic. Just pointing it out for the idiots to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Right up there with the likes of Fox and Friends......

    You watch that show do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Possible substitute for Brian Williams if Lester Holt can not keep the viewer base for NBC.

    It seems curious that NBC suspended Williams for 6 months since Jon Stewart will then be available.
    Outside of the humorous aspect, the only decent and credible American news and current affairs programming around. Always intelligent, witty, and worthy.

    It would be difficult to replace his style.
    W to make couldn't be the same - best to close the show altogether when he leaves.
    It was a load of left-wing clap-trap.

    Don't try to manufacture a silk purse...
    Loosely translated "It pointed out the absurdities of right wing christian conservatives and that fucking rubbish Fox News".


    Big boots to fill, I'm not sure Jon Oliver will want it or not.

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