Co-host of Fox News’ “The Five” Greg Gutfeld said Wednesday that the departure of host Jon Stewart from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” was a “big loss” for “simpering, left-wing media.” (VIDEO: Gutfeld: Obama Administration Are All ‘Terror Denialists,’ ‘Full Of Crap’)
GUTFELD: The screams of anguish you hear right now are coming from the DNC, as their greatest mouthpiece ever is quitting.
[CLIP OF STEWART ANNOUNCING RETIREMENT]
Yes, the great Jon Stewart is leaving “The Daily Show,” a big loss for the simpering, left-wing media. For whenever someone made a progressive point, it was Jon who repeated it days later to mass adulation. But his success is a lesson for the right, for it reveals how humor trumps hysterics. Even if his jokes seem too easy — at times we made it so — his wit won converts. Granted, it’s not hard to find converts in the newsroom; leftism is their oxygen. But Stewart used comedy to make a point, so he never had to express anger. That’s way more persuasive than shrill bursts of shouting.
And that’s the problem with the right. Some of us yell the same point over and over again like an English speaker yelling the same phrase to some poor guy who doesn’t know the language. We’ve got political Tourettes. And really, Jon’s mortgages were paid for by people who kept repeating dumb stuff. Of course it helped that he shared the assumptions of his adoring media, taking on the left only when it was safe. But the good news is, the rise of a liberal media came as rejection of the boring, traditional past.
But now they’ve won, so the story line has flipped. The right is now the rebel, which means it’s time for a bunch of new Jon Stewarts to take an aim at the old. Keep an eye out for them, because Comedy Central won’t.