During his 16 years as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart has provided satirical news coverage of everything from domestic policy to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, it’s his frustration-fueled rants against scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs that has endeared him to many veterans.
"I don't think there's a person in the media who's done more to elevate veterans' issues, and to push for policy change," said Paul Rieckhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, reports Army Times. "There's a lot of kind of empty clapping going on, but actually understanding the nuance of policy ... things that matter, Jon Stewart's been in a league of his own. And I guess the best example I would give is the [VA] backlog."
"The least we can do is keep the promises we made to the individuals who have given so much, and I will continue to be an annoyance to the people who do not do that," said Stewart after receiving the IAVA award.
As Stewart steps down from his role as the most trusted man in fake news, hopefully his legacy of humor-laced criticism in the face of bureaucracy and scandal will endure.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.