Newswire: Jon Stewart opened up about why he’s leaving The Daily Show

In an extensive interview with The Guardian over the weekend, Jon Stewart elaborated on why he’s leaving the show that made him the most trusted fake newsman in America. “It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it,” explained Stewart. “But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.”

Stewart, who hosted The Daily Show for 16 years, said his enjoyment of the job went through ups and downs, but eventually, “the [down] cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched,” and that hosting the show for so many years gradually sapped his enthusiasm. Perhaps unsurprisingly, our oft-maddening political process did the same. “I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he said, making him just one more American less than …

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