Talk:Jon Stewart

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New section "In professional wrestling"?[edit]

With Stewart's seemingly growing involvement in professional wrestling, from an appearance on the main show, in addition to hosting SummerSlam and playing a pivotal role in one of the matches, and his appearances on other WWE programming, should a separate section be added for Stewart's works in professional wrestling? Or should this be held off until he does something of note?

Vilhjalmsson (talk) 05:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

I think it should eventually have its own section, not sure when though; either way, I've added more details about his involvement onto the single paragraph in the article.

MisterMorton (talk) 20:38, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

None of the added material has a citation; it's basically just your own description. I have tagged it with "citation needed"; if it doesn't get cited within a few days I will remove it. Sorry but that's how Wikipedia works; we do need a source for what is said here, especially in an article about a living person. --MelanieN (talk) 20:43, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
OK, sources have been added - that was fast! --MelanieN (talk) 23:41, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
This isn't a SummerSlam article, and we don't give overly detailed, blow-by-blow, WP:INDISCRIMINATE plot descriptions of every gig anybody ever hosts. Billy Crystal hosted the Academy Awards something like nine times, and we don't have 150-word plot description for each gig. The pertinent, encyclopedic fact is that he hosted this show, and where and when it was held. That he mock-hit someone with a chair as part of the act is no way of encyclopedic significance. --Tenebrae (talk) 23:52, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I've seen a few WWE-related pages recently and they are a hot mess of "in-universe" jargon and detail. I agree we shouldn't let that seep in here. – Muboshgu (talk) 00:36, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
The thing is that if Jon Stewart did become a part of the "in-universe," that jargon and detail would be necessary, considering Stewart would now be a character portrayed on WWE television. But it seems like it isn't going to happen for now, so I'll leave this aside for a bit. Vilhjalmsson (talk) 03:31, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
It's far too early to suggest a separate section for wrestling, someone like Cindy Lauper was far more influential in WWE doesn't even have such a section. Wrestling articles have a tendency to be a mess because of crufty details, Stewart has appeared on WWE TV twice and I think the current version of this article gives that WP:DUE weight.LM2000 (talk) 05:41, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Possible inaccuracies in the writers' strike section[edit]

The line: "Other former writers of The Daily Show such as David Feldman have also indicated that Stewart was anti-union at the time and punished his writers for their decision to unionize." seems to base this allegation solely on the claims of just David Feldman, who, on IMDB is only listed as having worked on only one episode of the daily show, in an uncredited writing role http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/ It's a fairly misleading statement, and the source link for it has some fairly inflamatory statements made by Feldman, at one point he compares him to Satan before scaling back a little. --Imacrazysloth (talk) 04:31, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Incorrect word usage[edit]

The following sentence should be edited:

In 1996 Stewart hosted the short-lived talk show entitled, "Where's Elvis This Week?"

Talk shows and books are titled, to give them names. Humans are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The talk show is not entitled unless it has a right to something.

I'm new here and don't know how to make changes, but someone should change that. Thank you.

HypatiaGrace (talk) 20:59, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion. I agree and I changed the wording. (BTW I think there is way too much detail about that show, but that's another thought for another day.) --MelanieN (talk) 23:23, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
How can you agree to that?? That's just plain silly (to put it nicely). Anything that has a title is (or has been) entitled. Learn to use a dictionary -- both of you! —Musdan77 (talk) 01:49, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Birth name in the lede[edit]

Recently several people have removed "(born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz)" from the lede sentence, and it has been restored several times - most recently by me. My reasoning: When someone is best known by a stage name or revised name, it is usual here to include the birth name parenthetically in the lede sentence; see Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Rock Hudson, etc. And it's not as if Stuart is ashamed of his birth name or tries to hide it; in fact he occasionally refers to it in his routines. --MelanieN (talk) 21:25, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Subject[edit]

Currently the article lists these as the subject he covers: Mass media/news media/media criticism, American politics, Jewish culture, current events, religion, pop culture, race relations, racism, human sexuality. The list seems to be a bit excessive and unnecessary. His main focus tends to be politics, media, and current events. The rest of the topics usually fall within the context of those, therefore I don't see it as accurate or necessary to have the rest included. Any thoughts? -Xcuref1endx (talk) 23:47, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

I would disagree. The mass media/news media and criticisms deal with the media like a Fox News, MSNBC or CNN. The subjects you deleted are stuff that Stewart had talked about during his stint on The Daily Show and don't really seem to be related with media categories. 107.77.228.214 (talk) 22:43, 25 July 2016 (UTC)


GA review?[edit]

Sock puppet of Atomic Meltdown

Did some research on good articles and I believe that this page meets the requirements to be listed as good article. It could just be me or they might be more to this. Geek Pow (talk) 04:31, 4 September 2016 (UTC)