As A Comedian, Jon Stewart Bypasses Confines Of Journalism
Jon Stewart's been skewering politicians on "The Daily Show" for 16 years but he doesn't want you to call him a journalist.By Ben Lawson | August 1, 2015
Jon Stewart is wrapping up 16 years of offering stinging political criticism on "The Daily Show" this week. But despite his show's content, Stewart has always maintained he's never considered himself a journalist.
"I can assure you they aren't getting any kind of journalism from us," Stewart said.
Stewart describes himself as a comedian and when anyone goes so far as to suggest "The Daily Show" has some journalistic weight to it, he goes to sometimes ridiculous lengths to deny that.