Jon Stewart Apologizes, Struggling With the Line Between Comedy and Actual Influence

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:05 am May 2, 2009

Yesterday, we cited Jon Stewart’s flippant statement that Harry Truman was a war criminal; he’s now publicly apologized. Had it been part of a comedy act, he’d have never said “sorry.” So why now? It’s another sign Stewart is no longer a comedian: he’s become a smarter Keith Olbermann, with better writers. Colbert’s still funnier.

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