Jon Stewart Claims Apple Censored His Show Over Interview With FTC Chair Lina Khan

Apr 2, 2024 | Political News

“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said Monday that Apple asked to censor a podcast he was developing in conjunction with his previous series on AppleTV+.

Stewart made the claim during an interview with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair Lina Khan, telling her that he wanted to interview her in the past, but he was stopped. “I wanted to have you on a podcast and Apple asked us not to do it,” Stewart told Khan, referring to a spin-off podcast from his Apple series “The Problem With Jon Stewart.”

“They literally said, ‘Please don’t talk to her,'” Stewart claimed. “Having nothing to do with what you do for a living, I don’t think they cared for you.” It’s unclear when the situation is supposed to have occurred. Stewart’s show was cancelled by Apple in October 2023. And apparently the tech giant didn’t just want to avoid the FTC despite Khan’s FTC not being involved with Apple’s antitrust lawsuit, CNN noted.