Jon Stew­art: Put Up or Shut Up

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“The Prob­lem with Jon Stew­art” nev­er over­came the show’s biggest obsta­cle.
The for­mer “Dai­ly Show” anchor drew a pal­try crowd for his Apple TV+ pro­gram despite end­less press adu­la­tion and a crush of hot-but­ton top­ics.

As the @EntStrategyGuy not­ed this week, it real­ly is wild that basi­cal­ly *none* of the peo­ple writ­ing about Jon Stewart’s show get­ting can­celed talked about how many peo­ple actu­al­ly watched the show.
— Son­ny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) Octo­ber 22, 2023

Now, the show is no more, but the spin is work­ing over­time.
Reports said “cre­ative dif­fer­ences” led Apple to can­cel the low-rat­ed series. Those “dif­fer­ences” includ­ed plans to cov­er both Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence and Chi­na, two areas we’re told by the press made Stewart’s boss­es uncom­fort­able.
Stew­art c …