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Comedian Jon Stewart was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday night, and the former “Daily Show” host absolutely nailed today’s political journalists in a way no one else has.

Amanpour asked Stewart about the constant focus on President Donald Trump by the media, and the following exchange occurred:

AMANPOUR: So, do you think – because, obviously, we are all caught up in this sort of daily Trump fest. I mean, every single newspaper, every radio station, every bit of social media –

STEWART: You got to make money, too.

AMANPOUR: Well, it’s dissecting –

STEWART: You have bills to pay, man. You got electric bills, you got food. You know, this guy is – he’s giving you all cash. The cash flow in the Trump era for these TV stations and for these news –

AMANPOUR: Can I say, that might have been an issue and maybe it still is an issue for the people who are the bean counters.


AMANPOUR: But we the journalists, we, I think, believe that our job is to navigate the truth and to do the fact checking and all the rest of it. So, I think that’s what most –

STEWART: But I think the journalists have taken it personal.

AMANPOUR: Ok. That’s interesting.

After blowing the lid on the media’s obsession with Trump (it’s all about the money), Stewart goes in for the kill shot:

They are personally wounded and offended by this man. He baits them. And they dive in. And what he’s done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego. Because what he says is these are the – and the journalists stand up and say, ‘We are noble. We are honorable. How dare you, sir?’ And they take it personally and now he has changed the conversation to not that his policies are silly or not working or any of those other things, it’s all about the fight. He is able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight. And he’s going to win that fight.

Amanpour then responds in a way that exactly proves Stewart’s point:

You know, even Bob Woodward said that, in his book on the Trump White House, that a lot of journalists are too emotional about this. But it’s hard for us to be dispassionate when words from the White House are aggressive against us and, you know, raise the spectrum of violence against us.

When confronted with the truth, Amanpour shows that journalists today take Trump’s words personally and indulges her ego. There is no increased risk for journalists in this country. The shooting in Baltimore was a local beef. The “explosive” devices addressed to former government employees who are now media outlet contributors weren’t designed to work and were sent by a crazy person. The journalists that have been physically attacked while reporting have been attacked by the leftist group Antifa.

But we must all remember poor Jim Acosta, getting the finger at a campaign rally.

Watch the exchange below:



  1. RedWave2018

    November 1, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Trump lives in the journalists’ heads and the libs’ heads RENT FREE 24/7! They give him FREE advertising, too! They would all be disappointed if he were to lose! #REDWAVE

  2. James Kelly

    November 1, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Keep it up Mr. Trump.

  3. sluggo

    November 1, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Jon Stewart, in years of doing his NOT funny, “comedy” show, is an admitted socialist, therefore, an anti American, lying liberal democrat…as is that closet muslim “feckless cunt”, Amanpour.

    She, and all the other lying liberal democrat propagandists of the democrat party fake news “journalism” organizations are totally dishonest, totally biased, and lie routinely about conservatives and, in particular, President Donald Trump…who is, very likely, the BEST PRESIDENT since the founding fathers!.

    President Trump has done an AMAZING JOB to save America from the death throes of extinction that the racist, Kenyan born, America hating, socialist, lying liberal democrat MUSLIM obama, the fascist lying liberal democrat party, AND the totally corrupt, lying liberal democrat FAKE NEWS networks, news papers, and magazines that ALL continually push for open borders, defending murdering illegal mexican alien criminals, STEALING white people’s money to redistribute to lazy,whiny, racist “people of color” who constantly blame WHITE PEOPLE for their poor life choices, drug use, rampant illegitimate birth rate, violence, crime, and every other screwed up thing in their sorry lives that ONLY they control.

    The dishonest Jon Stewart helped bring about the numerous divisions and problems we now face, and even the openly expressed hatred of these radical, lying liberal democrat fascist groups…especially the racist “people of color” groups like the BLM, La Raza, the NAACP, the SPLC, and anything connected with the admitted REAL NAZI, George Soros, and now Stewart won’t own up to his own responsibility for the damage he’s done…just like all the other America hating, lying liberal democrat fascists in this country.

    Thanks for NOTHING, Jon Stewart…round up the Kenyan muslim and just go away…PLEASE…let President Trump heal the wounds people like you have created.



    • Eric

      November 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

      Hell yeah! *standing ovation!*

    • Mikq G

      November 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Great job Sluggo….telling it exactly the way it is.

    • Paul Clark

      November 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm


  4. Frances Carlson

    November 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Nailed it.

  5. Fed Up

    November 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    WOW! I guess being an adult and looking at a situation and making a grown up decision doesn’t happen with these journalists – “he said this to me”. Waawaaawaa! Bunch of children they are! PLUS, Stewart just admitted they are all sick narciccists! Sickos the whole lot of them!

  6. Jim Crook

    November 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Shes a pony in a herd of draft horses. Shes your token CNN crybaby.

  7. RAY SAY

    November 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Amanpour is a professional cry baby

  8. Grace Joy

    November 2, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    journalists are SUPPOSED to be dispassionate. They’re SUPPOSED to be able to give us UNBIASED NEWS. To claim they “fact check” is not true, either. He’s right: Pure narcissism by journalists whose agenda is globalization for the sake of Is lam which will be used as crowd control by the liberal elite to ensla ve us all.

    • Dave

      November 4, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Awesome posting by all. Sligo, you’ve stated vey matter of factly the way Trump nation feels. We’re tired of being blamed for every malady the nation suffers simply because of the color of our skin.I pray there is a RED wave that slaps the communist leftists into the fetal position. And honestly, I’m kinda hoping the left gets violent. Then the REAL fun starts. The left is in dire need of a severe ass kicking. Both figuratively, and physically

  9. Bird

    November 20, 2018 at 2:31 am

    I’d like to ask Stewart which of Trumps policies are ‘silly and not working?’

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