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With a real news anchor sidelined and a fake news anchor stepping down, it seems far-fetched to say that Jon Stewart has had more impact on the news business than Brian Williams.

But it’s true.

All the praise for Stewart since he announced he’s leaving the “Daily Show” later this year has focused on the late-night franchise he created. And he has clearly turned himself into a premier social, political and media critic, all the while insisting he is just a mere comedian. And I say that as someone who’s interviewed Stewart many times, been on his show and been the target of his barbs.

Stewart is voluntarily leaving the Comedy Central stage to a standing ovation. And what’s largely been overlooked is how the bogus anchor influenced real anchors.

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