Rather than being clever or funny, the show now seems to revolve around Stewart's bitter disgust with the Bush administration (and his audience's commitment to cheering him on). Whether I agree with him or not, it's just not even interesting. He's mad at Bush. I get it. Honestly, I think the news coverage was better when the primary objective was being funny, rather than the new bent toward pseudo-news commentary. And actual news coverage isn't really even the point, or at least it wasn't before.
So it's been bugging me a while, and now that they've announced a week-long series next week entitled "Evolution, Schmevolution," I may have reached my limit of bitter agendas packaged as entertainment. It's not entertaining or even interesting to me to hear someone else's political rants on a daily basis. Clearly, some find it validating to hear a voice they agree with ridiculing things they disagree with, but that wouldn't add much to my life whether I lean left or right.
I'll probably check in with Stewart from time to time, because he's brilliant and can be a funny, funny man. As long as he is more enamored with his newfound status as an applauded political pundit, however, I don't think I'll be needing a daily dose.