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Da he’s once more: After nearly ten years of absence, America's sharpest political satirist Jon Stewart has picked up the thread once more. “Where was I?” he started his comeback present, which was all about what’s in retailer for America within the subsequent 9 months main as much as the presidential election – and past.

The previous individuals combating for the White House

There was an aged Stewart with a white beard sitting there – a indisputable fact that Stewart was not above declaring, particularly in view of his ruthless dismantling of the 2 previous males combating for the White House. But it was clear from the primary jiffy how a lot Stewart's readability and humanity have been lacking in a society that appears to have largely given up on debate and reflection.

“We have a lot to talk about,” mentioned Stewart: “The election, maybe China, AI, maybe something easier like Israel and Palestine” – a swipe at his former employer Apple, in response to media studies on Stewart’s present “The Problem with Jon Stewart”. as a result of he didn't need to be disciplined on points like China and AI.

He now needs to host the present each Monday till the election on November fifth, with which he has grow to be a fixture within the American political debate since 1999 and which has hardly been value mentioning since his departure in 2015. The election marketing campaign was on the heart of Stewart's “Daily Show” comeback: the doubts about Biden's psychological health, his description by Republican particular counsel Robert Hur as a “well-meaning old man with a poor memory” and Biden's disastrous press convention afterwards during which he simply underlined the considerations about his age.

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Stewart additionally referred to Donald Trump's more and more weird statements and his politically silly forgetfulness (“the leading cause of early dementia is apparently a court summons”). Neither of the 2 is “dynamic, productive or even suitable”. So the query, says Stewart, is: “What the hell are we actually doing here?” If the barbarians are on the gates, “we need Conan at the fortress, not Cookie Monster,” mentioned Stewart, referring to Biden’s Tiktok look during which he praised the legendary cookies of the mom of soccer star and Taylor Swift buddy Travis Kelce “and managed to look even older,” as Stewart exclaimed in disbelief.

Critics had beforehand complained that Stewart's return was a return to the previous story. In reality, it was as if he had by no means left. But as a viewer you needed to bear in mind what makes Stewart indispensable: he calls a spade a spade, skewers the absurdities of politics and factors out the seriousness of the scenario. “The work of making this world resemble one you want to live in is a damn hard job, with thousands of smart and courageous people banging on locked doors and picking up those who have fallen and working their asses off until something Positive things come out of it. And even then you have to keep going so that the result lasts.”