“Success always has a thousand fathers. But Jon shining such a big, bright spotlight on Washington’s potentially tragic failure to put aside differences and get this done for America was, without a doubt, one of the biggest factors that led to the final agreement.” —Mayor Bloomberg, in an e-mail to the New York Times regarding the Daily Show host’s influential role in the passage of the 9/11 First Responders Bill. The paper has compared Stewart to Edward R. Murrow. [NYT]
Earlier: So Who Is Jon Stewart, Exactly?
Related: New York’s September 2010 profile of Stewart [NYM]