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The most trusted man in satirical news (that ironically is more accurate and honest than most straightforward news) is basically the Prince of New York. And as anyone will tell you, no one is more New York than a native Jerseyan who spent his entire life in love with the gigantic Island of Misfit Toys across the Hudson. Trust me, I know my own kind.
Stewart is the quintessential New Yorker: he's sarcastic, self-deprecating, witty, and he loves this city more than anyplace else. But he never lets his love get in the way of mocking it when that's what the situation calls for. That's a very New York thing to do. Plus he's a Mets fan, which means, though he enjoys a successful professional life, he also knows how it feels to be a perpetual loser in this city.
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It's that kind of balance that keeps the man humble.
Nothing is ever good enough for a New Yorker, but being a New Yorker is still better than anything else, and that's the kind of message people should be welcomed by. And that welcome should be issued by a man who has no problem inviting you to the party but will call you out on your bullshit if you act like a dick. Jon Stewart is definitely the man for that job.
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