Best of Enemies: Jon Stewart's 10 Favorite 'Daily Show' Targets - Rolling Stone
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Best of Enemies: Jon Stewart’s 10 Favorite ‘Daily Show’ Targets

From Fox News to Arby’s, the folks commonly caught in the comedian’s crosshairs

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart never featured a sidekick like Ed McMahon or Andy Richter — in their place, Stewart introduced a rotating cast of cleverly clueless correspondents. But even more memorably, he managed to assemble a Murderers' Row of punching-bag public figures who unwittingly became supporting players in the show's nightly cavalcade of mockery and scorn.

Zeroing in on hypocritical politicians and blowhard media personalities, Stewart and his writers could produce a week's worth of material from, say, the absurdity of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign or a certain senator's resemblance to a tortoise. Here now are 10 of his greatest nemeses, everything from Dubya to the home of Bullshit Mountain to America's most popular purveyors of roast beef.


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