- 1:33 pm - Wed, Sep 14, 2011
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Jon Stewart believes that Fox News and the Daily Show have much more in common than you might think. The satirist, who sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates for this week’s cover story, says they’re “both reactions to the news and to government. We’re both expressions of dissatisfaction.”
And that’s not all. In the interview, Stewart chats candidly about his thoughts on President Obama. “He ran on this idea that the system and the methodology are corrupt,” Stewart says. “It felt like the country was upset enough that he had the momentum need to re-evaluate how business is done. Instead, when he got elected, he acted as though the system is so entrenched that it has to be managed rather than – I don’t want to say decimated, because I’m not an anarchist or a nihilist. But I’m surprised at how much he deferred to the legislative process.”
Read all of this and more – including Stewart’s thoughts on Bruce Springsteen – on RollingStone.com.