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.