Just how liberal is Jon Stewart? The former Daily Show host has a new movie out and is pushing the canard that he simply speaks truth to power. Well, anyone who watched his Comedy Central show from 1999 to 2015 knows the reality: He's just another far-left entertainer.
Stewart appeared on Wednesday's Late Show to tell host Stephen Colbert that he was not initially a fan of “humble” former Vice President Joe Biden before because he supported Massachusetts senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
He told Colbert: “Biden was not my guy. Wasn’t even in the top four. I was more of a Sanders, Warren” guy. The ex-Daily Show host added, “Having watched [Biden] on your show and having spoken to him at other times and seeing him in other situations, I’m not crazy about the ‘Uncle Joe’ character.”
Also, Stewart admitted that he was uncomfortable with Biden’s “glad-handing shtick,” which prompted a public apology last year from the former vice president for his “long track record of inappropriately touching women.”
Stewart then mocked Biden’s “overly familiar tone” by noting: “Hey, how ya doin'? I took down ‘Corn Pop,'” before adding: “I don’t like that shtick.” Regardless, the comedian stated: “I feel like that’s not the core of who that guy really is. … We are a country in terrible anguish right now.”
“The blindfold is off, and we’re really seeing ourselves,” Stewart continued. “And we’re seeing that erosion, and we are fearful and we are angry and we are in pain. And when I see Biden, past the shtick, I see a guy who knows what loss is… Who knows grief, and I think that that kind of grief humbles you.”
“There’s a humility to the randomness of tragedy that brings about a caring that can’t be faked, and it can’t be contrived,” he stated. “And what I think in this moment this country needs is a leader of humility.”