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Jon Stewart's parting message on "The Daily Show" is totally perfect: "Bullsh*t is everywhere"

"The best defense against Bullsh*t is vigilance," the departing host said last night


Colin Gorenstein
August 7, 2015 5:13PM (UTC)

After 16 years of calling out various forms of "bullshit" -- in politics, media and even pop music -- the former (is it sinking in yet?) "Daily Show" host took a moment in his last-ever monologue Thursday night to reflect on just that: Bullshit. "Bullshit is everywhere," Stewart said during the program, scanning the building to see if his kids were in earshot.

Stewart went on to give viewers a useful lesson on detecting and identifying bullshit, a skill that might actually come in handy now that he's left us all to our own devices and, like, what are we supposed to do now, right!?!

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Breaking it down, the departing "Daily Show" host explained there are three flavors: 1) The organic, natural kind; 2) The hidden, complex kind; 3) The unending, infinite kind.

New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff provided a rough transcript of that monologue which you can read below:

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Thanks, J-Stew. We'll take it from here.

Watch the full clip courtesy of Comedy Central below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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