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Who will factcheck Fox News now? We’re lost without Stewart and Colbert

Jon Stewart redefined what it meant to do political satire in our nation. Rather than simply riff off of the news, his show became the news. And, rather than entertain viewers after they had heard the news in a serious format elsewhere, he often was their first stop and their most trusted one. This is why the revelation that he has decided to step down as host of “The Daily Show” is such devastating news. It signals not just a loss for satire, but also a threat to the health of our democracy.

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