How would Jon Stewart of The Daily Show treat the story of a union member who crosses his striking union’s picket line ? We’re going to find out. Stewart and Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report have agreed to cross their union’s picket line, to return their two political satire shows to the air in January
“If we cannot (return to work with their writers), we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence,” said the two superstars of satire.
Both performers have carved out successful careers by spotlighting the hypocrisies of the powerful. Testosterone may have also played a part.
The announcement of their return came just after Colbert was named the AP’s person of the year. One wonders whether that’s the case on the picket line?
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