Jon Stewart has been fighting his own brand of war in the vicious battleground of cable television, leading the charge of personalities and ideals against the behemoth, ultra-right American news media. Stewart may host his ever-popular The Daily Show from behind a desk, but make no mistake: He’s on the front lines, and it’s getting ugly.
This year -- as in years past -- there was no shortage of targets, from mainstays like Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin to a swath of newcomers including disgraced anchor Rick Sanchez, Christine O’Donnell, the emerging Tea Party movement, and all the critics who alleged that, behind closed doors, Stewart’s show was nothing but a sexist boys' club (they were wrong, by the way). And despite being an Obama supporter himself, Stewart is the first to blow the whistle on the president's shortcomings when the leader doesn't live up to his "Yes we can" expectations. Left-wing or right-wing, no one is off-limits to Stewart...
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- Hussam Ayloush
- Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html