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Black Podcaster Questions Why Jon Stewart Goes Viral for Trump Rant When Noah and Wilmore Have Pointed to His Faults All Along

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Jon Stewart made his return to late-night TV with a fiery rant on the Republican National Convention Thursday. In the now viral monologue, the former “Daily Show” host went after Donald Trump’s supporters and also attacked political commentator Sean Hannity. Though his tirade was celebrated, one Black man is questioning why Black late night talk-show hosts who have made the same points earlier receive no acclaim.

Stewart’s appearance on CBS’ “Late Night” saw him take over colleague Stephen Colbert’s spot at the desk to call out Republicans for more than 10 minutes.

“I’m sure it’s easy for people without ethics or principles to embrace someone who embodies everything they said they hated about the previous president for the past eight years,” Stewart said of Fox News’ Hannity and his hypocrisy.

He wrapped up with a final message for backers of Trump.

“This country isn’t yours,” he said. “You don’t own it! You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for military, police and firefighters.”

Roderick Morrow – known as @rodimusprime on Twitter – pointed out that “The Daily Show” successor Trevor Noah and “The Nightly Show’s” Larry Wilmore have been ignored for making the same arguments.

He found it funny that Stewart went viral when Noah and Wilmore are current late-night show hosts who offer political commentary each day.

@TeritaTweets agreed the hosts’ blackness was the culprit.

Morrow spent time pointing out to doubters that race was the reason the two Black men’s opinions were glossed over.

He ultimately had to post a separate series of tweets to make his stance known.

He also put down the argument that Noah and Wilmore’s lower popularity is based on them being less funny.

And he questioned why people found Stewart so comical when, according to the podcast host, the comedian lost viewers in his last few years at “The Daily Show.”

He dismissed the response as “wack” because it took a white man to make people understand the issues with the Republican party.

Morrow blames others’ insecurities for their lack of understanding.

And sarcastically says race is not a factor.

To prove his point, he links to a video where Stewart admits to racism contributing to his increased attention.

Morrow continued the talk by discussing Wilmore’s behind-the-scenes achievements with followers, retweeting the conversation.

See Stewart’s “Late Night” appearance below.

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