Billed as “the most trusted name in fake news,” Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He has hosted the program since 1999. Watch his 2008 interview on Democracy Now! when Amy Goodman spoke to him at the Minneapolis airport ahead of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. We also featured Stewart in 2010 when he and Stephen Colbert, then-host of The Colbert Report, led the massive rally to “Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”
A recent Pew poll found 12 percent of participants said they got their political news from The Daily Show, compared to 12 percent who answered USA Today and 10 percent who answered The Wall Street Journal.