Leftist Media Freak After Jon Stewart Calls Out Their Trump Derangement

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Jon Stewart performs on stage during 10th Annual Stand Up For Heroes at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Former Comedy Central Daily Show host Jon Stewart found himself on the receiving end of a leftist firestorm a day after he dared to criticize and call out their incessant focus on for President Donald Trump.

During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, Stewart said that the media made a “mistake” by characterizing former President Trump as a “supervillain,” arguing that the current issues in America are much greater than one singular.

“I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he’s … Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.,” Stewart said.

“I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual and not to focus it more on the idea that power is its own reward whether it be in the financial industry or government. Power doesn’t cede itself, and unless we can figure out a better way to balance out that power … we’ll be vulnerable,” he added.

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On Sunday night, MSNBC’S Mehdi Hasan said that Stewart fell “into the trap” of regarding the media as if it were a monolithic force, suggesting that he should have focused on the “right-wing media.”

“I’ve spent this year focusing on elemental issues, on Democracy, on climate, on the economy, on COVID,” asserted Hasan. “Fox has spent it on critical race theory and Dr. Seuss.”

On Twitter, the attacks against Stewart generated from NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen, who said that Stewart sounded “lost” and “inarticulate.”

People only piled on from there, scolding Stewart for his alleged “both sides” rhetoric and not offering much that would benefit the leftist cause.

Jon Stewart generated left-wing ire this past June when he said the lab leak origin theory for the coronavirus pandemic had merit during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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“I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science. Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science,” Stewart said.

He later added:

“Oh my God, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China. What do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask, the Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab. That’s just a little too weird, don’t you think? And then they ask those scientists, they’re like…’So, wait a minute, you work at the Wuhan respiratory coronavirus lab, how did this happen?’ And they’re like, ‘Uhh, a pangolin kissed a turtle?’”

“‘Oh my God, there’s been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Penn. What do you think happened?’ I don’t know, maybe a steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean,” he said. “Or it’s the fucking chocolate factory! Maybe that’s it!”


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