February 15, 2015

As soon as Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show, conservatives have been bellyaching about how mean he was to them. On Friday evening Fox News' Megyn Kelly, said she thought Jon Stewart hadn't been a force for good” because of how “nasty” and untethered in the facts she believes he got.

The NY Post's blowhard movie critic Kyle Smith wrote: How Jon Stewart turned lies into comedy and brainwashed a generation

Newsbusters was equally appalled at his behavior and complied a list: 'Trusted' Media Hero Jon Stewart's Worst Rants at Conservatives. I didn't realize that Jon Stewart was the devil made flesh.

Howard Kurtz of MediaBuzz hosted a segment on Jon Stewart's departure from Comedy Central and conservative pundit Rich Lowry of the NRO made it his mission to let you know that he also had his fee fees hurt by Jon Stewart.

KURTZ: Right, a lot of huge targets. Rich, Stewart is up front about leaning left shall we say and mostly skewers Republicans and Fox News and Bill O'Reilly, but it's all quote in comedy.

LOWRY: This is one of my big problems with him. He is constantly lecturing us about the tone of our politics but he was a big time political commentator himself and what he added to the conversation....

KURTZ: Oh, no, no, no, no. He's just a comedian.

LOWRY: This is the game he would play. He would want to be taken seriously at some level and then if you caught him in something, being wrong something or being dishonest about something, he'd say “Oh I'm just a comedian.” But what he added to our political discourse was largely sarcasm, insults and dishonest editing.

And look, mockery's always been part of politics since time in memorials so that's his right, but please don't lecture us about the tone of our politics needs to be elevated when that's what you do

Lowry once argued with me on the radio that George Bush's infamous 2003 SOTU address which featured "16" words about Saddam trying to buy uranium from Africa was just a mistake, a tiny oversight that was meaningless in the run up to the Iraq war. Let's just say he lost the argument. Anyway, he's got a lot of stones whining like an elementary school student who had to spit out his gum over TDS. Conservatives only need to look to themselves for their appalling behavior that gave Stewart so much "rich" material to work with. What a mirror reflects can hardly be called bias.

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