As president-not-elect continues to wage war against the media, Jon Stewart has stepped in for a needed pep-talk with his former colleagues. Last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the late-night vet made a hilarious plea with the media, calling out the guard for playing softball with the most problematic POTUS in modern US history, blasting them with the barb-like suggestion: “take up a hobby…I recommend journalism.”
Stewart, amongst other new late-night perennials (Neal Brennan‘s recent Daily Show appearances, VICELAND’s Desus & Mero also provide A1 red-eyed sharpness) has been increasingly visible and vocal in the baby days of the man-baby administration, pulling no punches (though, as Colbert points out, it’s not his show at stake.) Yet another necessary reminder of how important transparency between the executive arm, no matter how seemingly incapable it is, and the media is and always will be to a thriving (hopefully well-informed?) democracy.
Stewart’s indictment is hallmark Stewart, but it’s not to be taken lightly. Watch Jon Stewart return to The Late Show with a vengeance for half-assed reporting in the clip below. Stay tuned for his next transmission.