For some odd reason, comedian Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central show was a ratings juggernaut for years.
Though it defies explanation, the politically uninformed would tune into the left-leaning comedy show on a nightly basis to get their news.
Think about how nutty that sounds.
“Daily Show” viewers may be heartbroken after learning that Stewart was actually the reason Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump in 2016.
Here’s why, per New York Post:
In the middle of last week, Huma Abedin must have bustled over to Hillary’s place with a lovingly bound copy of the latest in cutting-edge academic research, a report that says Jon Stewart’s retirement is ACKSHULLY the reason Donald Trump won. We’ll all be able to hear more about this in Frau Pantsuit’s next memoir, “7,573 Other Reasons I Lost That Totally Were Not My Fault, You Ungrateful Pissants.”
The latest in cutting-edge political science/flat-earth theory is that after Stewart quit hosting a comedy show for liberals, the advantage swung to Trump because Democrats forgot there was an election or something.Advertisement - story continues below
Proving that the nation’s professoriate is even more obtuse than you would have suspected, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Thomas J. Wood of Ohio State University note that when Stewart departed “The Daily Show,” ratings sank. “The transition at ‘The Daily Show’ spurred a 1.1% increase in Trump’s county-level vote share,” they claim in their paper, “Did Jon Stewart Elect Donald Trump? Evidence From Television Ratings Data” published in the journal Electoral Studies.
How great is that?
Jon Stewart is the Clinton camp’s latest scapegoat.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Clinton appeared on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC program Wednesday night.
Did you tune in?
Just kidding. I know you didn’t.
What follows is a little weird.
Hillary basically said the 2020 Democrat candidate, whoever it winds up being, should openly ask for China’s help to defeat President Trump (because that’s why she lost the 2016 election to Trump and Russia).
I don’t know. Something like that.
Clinton noted, “Imagine Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show and that person said ‘You know, the only other adversary of ours who’s anywhere near as good as the Russians, is China! So why should Russia have all the fun?’“
She added, “China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns? I’m sure our media would richly reward you. Now, according to the Mueller report, that is not conspiracy because it’s done right out in the open.“
Here is Hillary Clinton's hypothetical about a candidate calling on China to hack Trump's taxes, and why Republicans putting partisanship over national security is a dangerous thing. pic.twitter.com/AIjJYRiTfE
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 2, 2019
The problem is that the mainstream media is still fixated on President Trump’s Russia collusion scandal that they can’t see straight.