Recently, when flipping through news channel in hopes of finding something captivating, I paused on Fox News (yeah, I know the word masochist just flashed through your mind) and heard the Head Blonde mention that the next topic would be Jon Stewart. Being a fan of The Daily Show, I wanted to hear how badly he would be treated. They would surely seek revenge for his constantly pointing out the truth about their lapses. I knew that he had been interviewed on air by Chris Matthews and imagined that he had said some outrageous things, which could be taken out of context and twisted.
One of the “Expert-Panel-of-Two-Blondes” started off by saying “I don’t even find him funny”. Realizing that I would be forced to listen to a humorless, petulant, brain-impaired bloviater with an opinion, I quickly switched channels to something serious.
Jon Stewart might, at times, be childish in the pursuit of entertainment, but his show is biting satire about serious topics. And, he is one of the best celebrity interviewers on television. The need of Fox News to attack him is a sign of success and a badge that he should wear proudly.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.