It turns out that radical Left-wing politics aren’t popular with the public.
People just want to live their lives without having to hear about weird racial theories or gender politics everywhere they go.
And one famous Left-wing “comedian” just learned that the hard way.
Jon Stewart made a name for himself on Comedy Central for many years as one of their most well-known comedians.
He was always a liberal, but of course 10 years ago, liberal just meant someone who supported gay marriage and higher taxes.
Stewart was wrong on many issues, and many of his attacks on Fox News were unfair, but people found him funny and he built a big audience.
But in the last few years, the definition of “liberal” has changed. Now people on the Left believe crazy theories, like the idea that white people are inherently racist from birth, or the idea that biological sex doesn’t actually exist and is just a “social construct.”
Stewart is hosting a new show, and apparently has changed with the times, and has now adopted a number of crazy Left-wing theories of his own.
Just recently, he has Andrew Sullivan on his new show. Sullivan is a political moderate from Great Britain, an independent with a hodgepodge of left-leaning and right-leaning views. He has been critical of the “woke” movement, as many have.
That sounds like an interesting person to have on for a discussion, but Stewart wasn’t interested in a discussion. He wanted to make an example of Andrew Sullivan.
Stewart led off the show with a monologue about how white people are a menace to black people, and all white people are racist, with no exceptions.
Andrew Sullivan had the audacity to disagree with Stewart, and Stewart wound up calling him a racist and accusing him of thinking that black people are inferior, which Sullivan never once said (or even implied) throughout the entire segment
Stewart probably thought he could score big ratings with this segment, but the opposite ended up being true.
According to Bloomberg, “His Apple TV+ show, ‘The Problem with Jon Stewart,’ which debuted in September, has failed to gain traction in its first season and lags far behind its competitors on broadcast and cable TV.”
“Last fall, about 180,000 U.S. homes saw the show’s first episode within the first seven days, according to the measurement firm Samba TV. By the fifth episode, which aired in early March, about 40,000 U.S. homes tuned in, down 78% from the season premiere.”
It’s clear from those numbers that Stewart’s gamble did not pay off. He thought there was a big market in the U.S. for radical progressive programming and weird racial theories.
But, as it turns out, those ideas are only popular within Stewart’s social circles, not the general population.
Radical progressive ideology has poisoned many “mainstream” comedians such as Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel.
Fortunately, other comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, and Tim Dillon have pushed back.
And judging by the success of those last 3 comedians, compared to the “woke” ones like Stewart and Colbert, it’s clear whose message resonates more with the American public.