Newswire: Jon Stewart tells the media to get back to work

Proving once again that retirement just doesn’t suit him, Jon Stewart burrowed his way to the Late Show last night to give the media a much-needed pep talk. The press has not only suffered the indignity of being declared an opponent of the public, having various papers of record shut out of White House briefings, and is now looking down the barrel at the dullest White House Correspondents Dinner ever (though at least they won’t have to worry about President Twitter making an appearance). So what, says Stewart. If that cyclone of hair and hate speech won’t allow them to sit in a room while his sycophants struggle to form coherent sentences, then they’re better off without those Mad Libs-styled press conferences.

Even though he spent years highlighting their shortcomings—CNN in particular, he notes—while he was the Daily Show anchor, Stewart tempers his tough …

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