Back in 2010 during an interview with radio host Pete Dominick, CNN Host Rick Sanchez said “I think to some extent Jon Stewart and Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart’s a bigot”
Sanchez later added “everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?”
Sanchez was fired by CNN for his comments but his criticism was valid.
Stewart, born Jon Stuart Leibowitz grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. In a 2004 interview on The Howard Stern Show, Stern asks Stewart for his real name and Stewart answers “Jewy Jewman”.
In a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart claimed he faced anti-Semtic bullying as a child.
In a 2010 Jewish Journal article, Marty Kaplan wrote “It’s hard to imagine someone who identifies more strongly with New York-style Jewish shtick. He switches into Jerry Lewis’ voice and gestures at the drop of a yarmulke. Yiddish intonations take up considerable space in his comic’s toolkit, as do mentions of obscure Jewish holidays, traditional Jewish food and top hits from the Torah.”
The Jewish Journal has also described Stewart as an “American Jewish icon” and the “Jew who makes Jewish “cool”.
Stewart took over at The Daily Show after original host Craig Kilborn left in 1999. Stewart modified the format and turned the show into a satirical news program for younger people.
The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, and media organizations. It has since become the longest running program on Comedy Central, and has won sixteen Emmy Awards.
In 2005, Stewart collaborated with Ben Karlin (another Jew), and Stephen Colbert to create a spin-off based on The Daily Show . The Colbert Report follows the satirical news program format and mocks conservative political shows.
In a 2005 interview with the Washington Post, Colbert admitted he’s a Democrat in real life.
He created his character to discredit people with conservative beliefs and values. He deliberately tries to make conservative ideas sound radical and foolish.
Colbert has described his character on the show as a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot”.
In a 2006 National Journal article, Colbert admits his character is “an “idiot” who generates laughs by making himself look silly.”
In this month’s edition of Time Magazine, Garry Trudeau wrote “before every show, Stephen visits the green room and tells that evening’s guest the same thing: “My character’s an idiot, your job is to set him straight.”
In other words, Colbert is trying to make conservatives and Catholics look stupid. He wants people to laugh at them, NOT with them.
The success of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has tranformed Jon Stewart into an American cultural icon.
In July 2009, Time magazine held a poll that asked “Who is America’s most trusted newscaster?” Jon Stewart won with 44% of the vote…
On October 27, 2010, Obama became the first sitting president to be interviewed on The Daily Show and claimed that he “loved” the show.
The Daily Show has become the primary news source for millions of young Americans, shaping their views and forming their beliefs. Jon Stewart uses the show to promote Judaism and spread liberal ideas.
This article is part nine of the “Television: Jewish Propaganda?” series:
Introduction: Television: Jewish Propaganda?
NBC: Jewish Propaganda?
CBS: Jewish Propaganda?
ABC: Jewish Propaganda?
Sex and the City: Jewish Propaganda?
House: Jewish Propaganda?
Modern Family: Jewish Propaganda?
Big Bang Theory: Jewish Propaganda?
Mad Men: Jewish Propaganda?
Jon Stewart: The Jew Behind The Daily Show (& Colbert)
Matt Stone: The Jew Behind South Park