WATCH: Jon Stewart Says a Tearful Goodbye, Gives Parting Advice on Bullsh*t

It comes to an end.

Tonight was the end of an era. Longtime funny man and voice of the left Jon Stewart said goodbye to his fans. After he did a tearful bit with his good friend Stephen Colbert, he gave an amazing final speech on why it's important to call out bullshit when you see it. In other words: he summed up the thesis of his show in one simple four-minute goodbye.

"Bullshit is everywhere" Stewart said. "There is very little you'll encounter in life that has not been infused with bullshit. Some of it is innocuous," but some, he warned is sinister.

"Patriot Act," he noted, "Because 'are you scared to let me look at all your phone records act' doesn't sell. So whenever something's been titled freedom, fairness, family health, America, take a good long sniff. Because chances are it's been manufactured in a facility that may contain traces of bullshit." 

No bullshit, it's very well done. Watch the three videos below. 

"Goodfellas" shot of the entire crew:

The Colbert send-off:

The "bullshit" ending speech:

Adam Johnson is a contributing analyst at FAIR and contributing writer for AlterNet. Follow him on Twitter @AdamJohnsonNYC.

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