‘I’m a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there’s no question about that.
But the thing that you will never understand…is that Hollywood, yeah, they’re liberal, but that’s not their primary motivating force. I’m not an activist. I am a comedian.’
Addressing issues of bias in the main stream media, Stewart responded: ‘Do I want my voice heard.
‘Absolutely, that’s why I got into comedy. Am I an activist, in your mind? A partisan ideological activist.
Mr Wallace answered with a short, ‘Yeah.’
‘Okay, then I disagree with you.’ Stewart said.
Rising in temper again, he said: ‘You can’t understand, because of the world that you live in, that there is not a designed ideological agenda on my part to affect partisan change because that’s the soup you swim in.
‘And I appreciate that, I understand it. It reminds me of in ideological regimes, they can’t understand that there is free media other places because they receive marching orders.’
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