The Daily Show used to wield tremendous political power for the left. All Jon Stewart had to do was tap his pencil and mug for the camera while showing a Republican out of context and his audience of trained seals would applaud madly.
Liberal news outlets would then happily declare that the object of Stewart’s attack had been “destroyed.”
Those days are over.
The Daily Show Fails to Net Emmy Nomination For First Time in 15 Years
For the first time in fifteen years, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show was not nominated for an Emmy Award Thursday.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart had been nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series every year since 2001. Under host Jon Stewart, the show won that category a record-setting ten consecutive times and netted twenty-three Emmys and sixty nominations across all categories.
But 2016 marks the first Emmy Award season under new host Trevor Noah. Noah’s version of the show (which has also struggled in the ratings), failed to get a single nod.
What a shame.
It looks like The Daily Show has been… destroyed.