Dear Mr. Stewart,
Hi. It’s me, Allie. You have literally no idea who I am so I’m not sure why I’m bothering with introductions. Anyway.
I won’t lie to you, when I first saw the news that you were stepping down, it was on Twitter and had been tweeted out by ArtsMic. Given the disdain I feel for that particular news outlet, I simply assumed this was an error. But, alas, I got a “News Alert” from a “respectable” media outlet and had to accept the truth–that you’ll be leaving us by year’s end.
Although you and the world seemed to struggle with defining what exactly it is that you do (“fake news,” “news commentary,” “political commentary,” or something in between), I’ve seen this role as secondary to a more important one. You call America on its bullshit.