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Stewart Dons Boxing Gear, Spars With Rally Critics

But, he insists, rally wasn't about what they say it was about

(Newser) - Jon Stewart busted out the boxing gear for last night’s Daily Show , where he took criticism (via video clips) from Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Bill Maher for his Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear . Their anger at Stewart—for, as Olbermann put it, creating “a false equivalence... More »

Olbermann Yanks 'Worst Person' Segment

Hears Stewart's gripe, agrees to tone down the volume

(Newser) - Keith Olbermann might think Jon Stewart is a candidate for "Worst Person," but he's suspending the longtime segment in wake of the comedian's Rally to Restore Sanity anyway. After Stewart ripped MSNBC and Fox News equally for histrionics, Olbermann took a long look in the mirror and last... More »

Jon Stewart's Was Bigger Than Beck's

But what did it all mean?

(Newser) - Number, schmumbers. Who cares exactly how many people turned up at Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity? The real question is: Whose was bigger: Stewart's or Glenn Beck's? In the battle of the rallies, Stewart's DC turnout "trounced" Beck's, declares the Independent , citing an "official arbiter"—a... More »

Take a Ride on the HuffPo 'Sanity Buses'

Two people write about their NY-DC treks

(Newser) - Adrianne Jeffries and Chadwick Matlin both rode the free Huffington Post buses to yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity , but they had vastly different experiences. Jeffries woke up at 3:50am with one thought on her mind: “This sucks.” She shlepped to “the far side of Queens,... More »

So Just How Big Was the Sanity Rally?

Bigger than Glenn Beck's rally ... maybe

(Newser) - The question on everyone’s mind today: Just how many people attended yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear? Some estimates:
  • At the rally, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters estimated the crowd at 150,000, according to Talking Points Memo .
  • An MTV spokesperson told the Washington City
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Obama, Stewart 'Not Very Funny'

President soberly defends record, appeals to young viewers to vote

(Newser) - Critics are predictably split on President Obama's much-hyped Daily Show appearance last night, but no one seems to think he single-handedly saved—or doomed—Democrats:
  • Though Jon Stewart and Obama are both funny in their own ways, they managed "to not be very funny together for the show's entire
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Jon Stewart Rally Gets NYT Shout-Out, Via Crossword

Guess we know whose side the Times is on

(Newser) - The Rally to Restore Sanity can count among its supporters Oprah Winfrey , Larry King , and now Will Shortz. The New York Times crossword editor threw in eight clues relating to Jon Stewart (an avid crossword fan), Stephen Colbert, and their joint rally in yesterday’s puzzle, Reuters reports. Just another... More »

Jon Stewart Kicks Off DC Week

'Daily Show' ramps up excitement for Saturday rally

(Newser) - Jon Stewart kicked off the Daily Show’s week in Washington, DC, by weighing in on—what else?—the Juan Williams-NPR controversy. The obvious problem? Williams violated NPR’s “never-say-anything-interesting policy,” says correspondent Samantha Bee. And, considering Fox News was quick to jump all over NPR as soon... More »

Larry King Gifts Port-a-Potty to Stewart Rally

'That's the one I'm gonna use,' Stewart promises

(Newser) - Jon Stewart was on Larry King Live last night, and the host had a little surprise for him: a portable toilet intended for use at Stewart's upcoming rally . “Please tell me that that is not the capsule that they keep you in,” Stewart begged. “Is that the... More »

Obama to Hit the Daily Show

President will guest days before rally—sorry, Glenn Beck

(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... More »

Oprah Flying Daily Show Audience to Rally

And she seems pretty darn excited about it

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is always giving stuff to her audience , and she feels bad that Jon Stewart’s audience never gets anything. So she made a surprise appearance on last night’s Daily Show (right after Stephen Colbert and Stewart announced that the Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity would be... More »

NPR Bars Employees From Stewart-Colbert Rallies

Memo sent to entire organization, not just reporters

(Newser) - There’s only one way employees of NPR will be attending the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert DC rallies: If they’re covering the events. The organization sent a memo to employees yesterday reminding them that they “may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers,... More »

Rally an 'Odd Choice' for Normally 'Distant' Jon Stewart

Will he be able to maintain his distance from politics after this?

(Newser) - The media have increasingly moved from reporting politics to getting involved in politics, and now even Jon Stewart —“whose career and influence are built on observing politics from a coolly ironic distance”—has been drawn in, writes David Carr in the New York Times . The “Rally... More »

Park Service: No Permit Yet for Stewart, Colbert

Comedy central duo plan DC rallies next month

(Newser) - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have generated lots of buzz for their DC rallies on October 30 (see video here ), but the National Park Service doesn't want anyone to get too excited just yet: The permit has yet to be approved. The agency "is neither saying that it... More »

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Plan DC Rallies

'Rally to Restore Sanity,' 'March to Keep Fear Alive' coming to capital

(Newser) - Move over, Glenn Beck—Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have Washington DC rallies of their own planned. Stewart announced the "Rally to Restore Sanity" on the Daily Show, aimed at people who think neither Barack Obama nor George W. Bush is Hitler. The "Million Moderate March" on the... More »

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