EXIT JON STEWART
Jon Stewart is a satirist who makes his targets cower.
Like jesters throughout history he’s speaking truth to power.
He laughs at all the dogmatists and commonsense defyers,
Fundamentalists and neocons and climate change deniers.
On television news he says the standards keep on falling.
Fox, of course, he thinks is quite especially appalling.
The fact that it’s conservative he doesn’t find dismaying --
But their slogan,”fair and balanced”, is a silly game they’re playing.
He’s decided after sixteen years his program he’ll be leaving
A decision causing legions of his viewers to be grieving.
But I’m sure that as he leaves his show, whatever may come after,
He'll be around to help us face the breaking news with laughter.