Stewart falls far short of the traditional American humorist, and he represents the modern devolution from great satire to specious snark. Jon Stewart is a clever smart-ass, but nothing more. Stewart's recent bout with Chris Wallace made Stewart look small and manipulative -- oh the big bad Fox did him wrong with "gotcha" editing!
Most of Stewart's attacks on Fox and right wing personalities are hit jobs - he takes something out of context then devises a juvenile joke around it with a zinger at the end that's supposed to be profound, I guess. Now Stewart is complaining about editing. Stewart should be happy he doesn't get what he deserves, someone like himself trying to twist his every public statement into a sloppy joke that gets giggles from pot-heads and 15 year olds who think Stewart's a real, live reporter - "Yeah, dude, that's the news, there -- he tells it straight, dawg".
To show he's objective, Stewart will even make fun of Obama, but Stewart's weighted heavily to the Left, and this is what prevents him from being a serious humorist and keeps him snarking on a two bit comedy show. Snark on, Stewart, but quit yer crying about Fox -- you're lucky anyone there gives a shit what you think.