I believe that Jon Stewart still claims to be an entertainer and does not intend to present serious opinions. Nonetheless, people with influential opinions continue to appear on his show, and legitimize Stewart’s asinine questions.
Recently, Stewart had John Sununu on and Stewart made the statement he didn’t care if the government was paying people to dig holes and fill them up as long as they were getting money.
I would assume that Mr. Sununu thought he had an opportunity to reach a broader audience than he usually reaches and that he would take this opportunity to provide a alternate opinion to the insular group the makes up Stewart’s audience.
Maybe that’s the case. More likely, he is doing harm to his cause by elevating Stewart’s opinion to legitimacy.