Fairwell, My Friend. (A message to Jon Stewart)

It was just announced that Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will host his last telecast August 6th. The seventeen year “fake news show” veteran has interviewed:

Presidents

President Barak Obama

President Barak Obama

(Serious) News Anchors

Brian Williams

Brian Williams

(Seriously?) News Anchors

Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly

Comedians

Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Athletes

Olympic Champion,

               Olympic Champion,
              “Sir” Charles Barkely

Jon’s also interviewed congressmen and women, authors, humanitarians, pop icons…people you’d only imagine being interviewed by the likes of  Oprah or Larry King.

Barak Obama’s book, “Audacity of Hope,” speaks about how we must stay hopeful in the face of tremendous challenges. In the same way, Jon Stewart shows us the “Audacity of Knowlege.” His masterful fusion of intelectual knowlege and razor-sharp wit has connected to and inspired a generation who is weary of dishonest authority. Over the past 15 years, Stewart has made us laugh while giving us the tools to help us sit up, use our minds and speak words to power.

Despite his success and influence in the political and cultural process, Jon Stewart has expressed restlessness and a disheartening in reporting what seems to be never-ending negative politics. He wants a change… and I understand….so I wrote him this Thank You note.

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Dear Jon,

It’s a testement to your skills and passion that you reached and kept the youth audience, who have so much of a distain for politics that we don’t even trust the news people reporting on it. With a masterful entwining of reason, knowledge, idealism and humor you challenged us to expect more from out governent and take responsibility for our role. You spoke truth to power and inspired my generation to do the same. Our country thanks you!”

— Big T —

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