Obama to Hit the Daily Show
President will guest days before rally—sorry, Glenn Beck
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by MarionRozelle
Posted Oct 20, 2010 9:04 AM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, US Sen Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks with host Jon Stewart during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – Glenn Beck is probably not a fan of the upcoming Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally as it is—but his head is really “going to explode when he hears this:” President Obama will be a guest on the Daily Show just days before the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. “So much for arguing this rally is not political,” writes Glynnis MacNicol on Mediaite.

It's tough not to interpret this as an endorsement on behalf of the president of the United States, MacNicol continues, “and simultaneously a slam against both Glenn Beck and Fox News and in the broader sense against the hyperbolic, race-to-the-bottom coverage Obama has been receiving from various parts of the media.” Obama’s segment—his first on the show as president—will be taped Oct. 27, the New York Times reports; the rally is Oct. 30.