By Juan Cole | (informed Comment) | – –
Jon Stewart is the most brilliant man on television, and Steve Colbert said it well, that we’ve all learned from him “how to do our jobs” — the job being to be a critical consumer of information and news. Not having him to turn to at 11 pm four nights a week will leave a gaping hole in our lives. But I guess he figures that if we disciples haven’t learned from him how to think for ourselves by now, we never will. Happy trails, Jon.
I never had the honor to be a guest on Jon’s show, but he did once use a clip of me from Aljazeera America, and that’s something I’ll cherish. (I was on the Colbert Report, the other half of Comedy Central’s 11-12 comedic news hour). Here it goes:
This part of the piece has the clip of my interview on the subject at Aljazeera America.
Here is the second part of the Jon Stewart piece on the break between al-Qaeda and its former affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).