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Jon Stewart explains why he left The Daily Show

Jon Stewart says his decision to leave The Daily Show after a 16-year run was not based on concerns with the show's direction, but rather the result of him no longer "getting the same satisfaction" from his work.

"These things are cyclical," he told the Guardian. "You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it's OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that's when you realize, 'OK, I'm on the back side of it now.'"

In the interview, Stewart also discussed the state of the media and his regrets over a "shi--y" interview with Donald Rumsfeld, among other things. Check out the whole profile here.