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I had the same response to Stewart’s comments as you did. I used to (and to an extent still do) admire his intellect and wit as well as his passion for important issues. The Trump-Biden bit was not only off to the mark but ill advised. Thank you again for speaking truth.

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You are 100% right. It is so disappointing that Stewart did this, but the fact that he can't take criticism is pretty appalling given the circumstances. Thank you Mary. With you all the way.

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Behind you 💯. Wonderful rebuttal. Chef kiss.💙

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Your response was truthful and very insightful. I agree with your explanation. Trump and Biden are very different people. Jon Stewart needs to validate the differences and not highlight ages or the mental acuity of Trump versus President Biden. Vast and critical differences between them. Thank you Mary!!! Keep the truth coming!!!

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You are totally correct, Mary!!! Jon Stewart is WRONG and I am shocked at his lack of character. One can be wrong, but blowing it off is a cowardly response.

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Totally, absolutely, completely, 100% on the mark. Stewart has been living in his ivory tower for too long. There was ONE THING he should have done as a response to the criticism of his equivalency: APOLOGIZE. Instead, he attacks? What a small man.

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John Stewart could have used his signature comedy style in so many ways to wake America up to the real threat of the orange criminal. Glad you called him out, Mary!

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Hmm, how unfortunate that instead of an actual discussion, everything remains a joke because 'it's just tv, folx!'

Thanks for sharing; I didn't watch him in the past and I doubt that's gonna change now.

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It’s the old “just kidding!” response.

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I know this isn’t popular to say, but I’ve always thought that Jon Stewart’s need to make us think he was the coolest guy in the room came at the expense of humor. Apparently, it’s now at the expense of responsibility as well.

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Great job Mary! Keep your excellent analysis and commentary going. You clearly got under his skin.

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Jon Stewart was not funny. He was angry. And even if he claims it’s only a 20-min comedy bit, the very people he used to mock as among the most unlike him will use it to defeat Biden.

He’s using a false humility to belie the fact that he was invited back on the show he pioneered 9 years ago to make regular appearances. Who else gets that honor? Who else was so eagerly awaited?

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“It was one fucking show!” Stewart exclaimed. “It was 20 minutes. But I guess, as the famous saying goes, ‘democracy dies in discussion.’”

I think this is the crux of Jon Stewart's guilty conscience--which he does not admit. Like you I am a retired therapist, and his defensive, blaming response was proof in the pudding. I so like your standing up to fame and power! Keep it going.

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Spot on! Good for you. I hope he gets a copy of this sent to him!

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I agree with you and I myself took blow back on some fb groups for asking people to boycott him. But many others agreed. I will keep supporting you and thank you.

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I totally agree. The “it was only 20 minutes” was such a fake response. No one measures the impact of an event by the amount of time it took.

It’s like the J6 insurrection deniers saying it was only 4 hours.

Or “I’ll only be a dictator for one day”

(Writing “dictator” makes me thing Jon could have said “ I was only a dick for 20 minutes”. ).

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