While derision and mockery permeate airwaves and social media feeds, satire holds the key to creating a more informed, engaged electorate.
The comic offers important ways of criticising those in power. Trevor Noah is superb at it.
The South African comedian has brought clarity and fresh perspectives to often emotionally charged political issues.
Studio heads are hesitant to give a woman the reins of a late night show. Are they pandering to their target audiences?
Stewart’s final message to viewers – “the best defense against bullshit is vigilance. If you smell something, say something” – were true to his unique brand of political satire.