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‘The Rally to Restore Sanity’ Scheduled by Jon Stewart at the Washington Mall — to Counter Extremism Within Both Parties

Sep 17, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Jon Stewart is planning his own Washington rally, just two months after Glenn Beck took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for his "Restoring Honor" rally, although Stewart’s point will be to counter both politically liberal and conservative extremists, reports the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. 

Stewart, who hosts "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, has booked the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30 for what he’s calling a "Million Moderate March," the story says. Both parties are guilty of extreme rhetoric, he says, with the right calling President Obama un-American and the left calling former President Bush a war criminal.

The event will include comedy aspects, such as guest stars, the article says. Stephen Colbert, who also has a Comedy Central show, appeared during Stewart’s program and threatened to infiltrate the rally. While Stewart promised to provide signs such as "I Disagree With You, But I’m Pretty Sure You’re Not Hitler," Colbert said it was time to "freak out for freedom," the article adds.

8 Comments

  1. What took so long?

  2. What took so long?

  3. Haha, what you should really be asking is, why is that we get the most amount of truthful reporting and actual investigative journalism from the comedy channel.

  4. Jon needs to do a little historical investigative work.
    Party extremism is nothing new by any stretch of the imagination and goes back the founding of the nation.

  5. stewart is a dope and not funny. all his followers are misguided and naive college pot heads. million dope march.

  6. You are a complete IDIOT! When you see the throngs march on Washington, you will see once and for all that YOU are the idiot. His fans are spread far and wide across all demographics and cannot be pigeon-holed. That is what scares you the most!
    Sanity Rules! Rational people Rule! Moderates Rule and it’s about time to stand up and be counted…I’ll see you there!

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