Why Jon Stewart and Apple parted methods

Jon Stewart is lastly speaking about why he and Apple parted methods so out of the blue and surprisingly.

On Monday’s episode of The Every day Present, Stewart welcomed Lina Khan—and informed the Federal Commerce Fee (FTC) chair he had needed to host her on his Apple TV+ program, however “Apple asked us not do it.”

“They literally said ‘please don’t talk to her,’” Stewart mentioned. “Having nothing to do with what you do for a living, I don’t think they cared for you.”

Moreover, Stewart mentioned Apple refused to let him focus on synthetic intelligence on The Downside With Jon Stewart.

Apple didn’t reply to Fortune’s request for remark.

The dialog with Khan got here after Stewart had talked about AI within the opening moments of the present. Later, he famous to his visitor “They wouldn’t let us do even that dumb thing we just did in the first act on AI. Like, what is that sensitivity? Why are they so afraid to even have these conversations out in the public sphere?”

Apple and Jon Stewart’s relationship came to an abrupt end last October. The Downside with Jon Stewart, which was Stewart’s first common tv look in six years after his preliminary 16-year run at his Comedy Central topical comedy present, by no means shied away from controversial matters, tackling points together with gender id and gun management, with many episodes going viral. The ultimate season was nominated for an Emmy within the excellent speak sequence class.

Apple is dealing with an antitrust lawsuit from the U.S. Justice Division and 16 states which accuses Apple of monopolizing the smartphone market. Khan’s FTC just isn’t part of that swimsuit.

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